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Indiana allowing up to 500 spectators for NCAA Tournament games at Assembly Hall

Per an Indiana athletics release Friday, IU will allow up to 500 spectators at NCAA Tournament games held at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall March 18-10.

The NCAA announced Friday that it would allow each venue to allow fans up to 25 percent of the capacity of their facilities. The 500 figure for Indiana is well short of 25 percent of Assembly Hall’s 17,222-seat capacity. Purdue announced that it would allow 12-13 percent of the 14,240 capacity of Mackey Arena.

The Indiana release follows:

Bloomington, Indiana – After conversations between the NCAA and the Indiana University Medical Response Team, Indiana University plans to welcome up to 500 spectators for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship games played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall March 18-20.  

Indiana University’s plan, based on recommendations from the Medical Response Team, is consistent with the attendance policy at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall during the 2020-2021 basketball season permitting immediate family members of participating players and staff members to attend the games. A limited number of seats will also be available for vaccinated medical personnel and first responders from Monroe County.