As the coronavirus pandemic expands its footprint across the continental United States many institutions and event organizers are announcing mitigation measures will be enforced at spectator events.
Early on Wednesday the NCAA announced that both ther men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be competed in empty arenas and then later in the afternoon the U of O indicated that beginning on Sunday, March 15th all athletic events would be staged as scheduled but without spectators being allowed to attend.
Here is the release from the U of O Athletic office:
In conjunction with decisions announced today by the university, Oregon Athletics will activate attendance protocols for all home events due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The adjusted attendance measures will take effect on Sunday, March 15, 2020 until further notice.
All Oregon Athletics home events will occur as originally scheduled but will continue to be evaluated. Attendance at athletic events at the University of Oregon will be restricted to:
- Competing student-athletes, coaches and staff
- Essential working personnel
- Families of competing student-athletes and coaches
- Credentialed media
With the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans as the top priority, University of Oregon athletics will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.
Thank you for your understanding and for your commitment to the health and safety of the entire Duck community.
Ticket Refund or Exchange Information
Single-game ticket purchasers for lacrosse, acrobatics and tumbling, baseball and softball (including all tickets purchased for March 18 vs. USA Softball) will automatically receive a credit equal to their amount of purchase on their account, which could be applied toward any future Oregon athletics ticket purchase this year or in the 2020-’21 athletic year. Single-game purchasers preferring a refund rather than a credit may fill out this ticket refund form. Season-ticket holders will also receive credit for the number of games restricted, and more information will be communicated as the number of games impacted becomes available.