Last week Italy announced that they would temporarily be disallowing any fans to attend professional sporting events after a slew of COVID-19 cases were reported in the country.
Just days later and the Golden State Warriors announced that they will hold Thursday’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets in without any fans in effort to help slow the pandemic in the Unites States.
Now, the NCAA has announced that one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the NCAA Men’s tournament will suffer the same fate.
— NCAA (@NCAA) March 11, 2020
The tournament will only allow “essential staff”, “limited family attendance” and team athletic staff.
The news comes after Ohio governor Mike DeWine announced that mass gatherings will be prohibited in the state, which would mean no fans would be permitted to next week’s “First Four” in Dayton.