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Limited number of fans allowed to attend SEC tournament

SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
SEC Men's Basketball Tournament
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 12:23 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Southeastern Conference announced a limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the upcoming SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.

“Due to the current circumstances related to COVID-19 requiring reduced capacity for sporting events, the SEC will not be able to make 2021 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets available for public purchase,” the SEC said in a statement. “Consistent with attendance limitations, the teams competing in the 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be provided a very limited number of tickets for sale to their fan base.”

According to Nashville Metro Public Health, the plan approved the arena to operate at 20 percent seating capacity which allows 3,400 fans to attend.

“Bridgestone Arena submitted a plan with COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect both the fans and the teams competing for the SEC crown,” said Dr. Gill Wright, Interim Chief Medical Officer for the Metro Public Health Department. “Metro Public Health officials will assist Bridgestone Arena personnel in supporting and enforcing the plan.”

The tournament will begin on March 10.

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