NCAA reveals attendance limits for all 6 tournament sites
The NCAA made the determination to allow a limited number of fans to attend games for this year’s March Madness tournament. The association set the capacity maximum of 25% of each venue’s seating total, but each site was permitted to gauge its situation.
On Thursday, before the First Four games tipped off, the NCAA revealed what the crowds will look like for each venue for this year’s NCAA Tournament. They will vary quite a bit based on location.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg collected the figures for all six of this year’s tournament locations:
- Assembly Hall (Indiana University) — 500 fans (3% capacity)
- Farmers Coliseum (IUPUI) — 1,200 fans (18% capacity)
- Hinkle Fieldhouse (Butler University) — 1,250 fans (14% capacity)
- Mackey Arena (Purdue University) — 1,350 fans (9% capacity)
- Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indiana Pacers) — 2,500-3,800 fans (13-19% capacity)
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts Court 1) — 6,900 fans (22% capacity)
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts Court 2) — 8,500 fans (22% capacity)
Four games will be played on Thursday, March 18 — two at Mackey Arena and two at Assembly Hall. The First Round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament will then be played on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20.