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.

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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.