Purdue AD shares COVID-19 fan attendance plan for basketball season
The college basketball season is barely more than a week away, hopefully. The B1G, like other conferences have been meeting and planning, in an attempt to best get the games played have developed a plan.
“We are going to begin the basketball seasons in a very similar circumstance as we are with football right now, and we will have no public sale of tickets,” said Purdue Athletic Director Mike Bobiniski.
Bobinski further elaborated on how things will proceed with games, and attendance – or lack thereof.
“There will be no sale of public tickets,” Bobinski said. “Only player’s immediate families from the two different teams and coaching staff families [will be in attendance].
“So it will be a very, very lean, obviously with the smaller rosters, it’ll be virtually almost absent anybody besides the staff necessary to pull the game off in the arena.”
Bobinski went on to add, “that is not anybody’s idea of what they’d like to do, but given the circumstances right now we think it’s the wise choice, at least the first six weeks of the season and we will be able to reevaluate after the first of the year.
“If conditions haven’t improved, we’ll stick with it as is.”
Purdue, and the other B1G basketball teams are set to open a 4-game, non-conference schedule on Nov. 25 before beginning conference play – the Boilermakers will host Liberty at 5:00PM.
— Dakota Simon (@DakotaSimonTV) November 17, 2020