Teams in the B1G received some good news for the upcoming conference tournament in Indianapolis.

Thursday morning, conference leadership announced that fans will be permitted on a limited basis. According to the announcement, 8,000 fans will be allowed inside Lucas Oil Stadium for the tournament:

The Big Ten Conference will allow a limited number of fans to attend the 2021 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi, which will be played March 10-14 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Following approval by the Marion County Health Department, the decision to allow a limited capacity of 8,000 attendees was made jointly by the Big Ten Conference Directors of Athletics and the Council of President and Chancellors in consultation with the conference office.

The conference also announced that a limited number of tickets will be on sale through each school’s ticket offices, including a discounted program for students.

The rest of the details can be found via the B1G’s press release:

This is great news after teams in the B1G have played the regular season without fans in attendance. Hopefully, it provides a better environment for what is shaping up to be a deep and intense tournament in Indianapolis.

The conference tournament tips off next Wednesday, March 10 and will conclude Sunday, March 14.