NCAA president Mark Emmert released a statement on Wednesday announcing the all events will be held with limited attendance. This includes both the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, and the Frozen Four tournament.

Essential staff and limited family will be the only ones permitted to attend.

Statement from NCAA president Mark Emmert

This comes on the heels of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak throughout the United States. Earlier on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially labelled coronavirus as a global pandemic.

The NCAA is also discussing moving the men’s Final Four from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to a smaller arena.

Featured photo courtesy of Grant Halverson / New York Times

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