Officials with Conference USA announced Wednesday night their decision to carry on with the basketball championships in Frisco, Texas with a restricted attendance policy, meaning no fans will be able to watch the games in person.
The decision comes only hours after the NCAA announced the same restricted attendance procedure for the Championship Tournament. The NBA has decided to postpone the rest of the season, shortly after star player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Coronavirus.
There is no word yet from Major League Baseball, the XFL or National Rugby League. The National Hockey League released a statement Wednesday night saying they are still discussing options, and will announce their decision on Thursday.
Below is C-USA’s full statement:
FRISCO, Texas – Conference USA will implement a restricted attendance procedure for the remainder of the 2020 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Basketball Championships presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, following consultation with the NCAA, local authorities and related health and safety officials.
All remaining games will be played with the official team party, student-athlete family, credentialed media, television and radio crews, and essential personnel. The event will be closed to the general public.