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MAC tournament closed to general public

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asks indoor sporting events be played without spectators
Posted at 7:18 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 19:18:13-04

The Mid-American Conference’s postseason basketball tournament will be closed to the public due to coronavirus concerns.

It will still take place from Wednesday to Saturday as scheduled, but only credentialed personnel, athletes’ family members and credentialed media will be allowed in the building.

“The safety of all is our greatest concern,” MAC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement. “Since January, I have stated that any decision would follow the advice of state governmental officials and medical professionals. Following the feedback we received today we have taken this action which is in alignment with the recommendation of Governor DeWine.”

Tickets will be refunded in a credit to next year’s tournament or a full refund.