INDIANAPOLIS (WFFT) - The IHSAA announced in a press conference Thursday afternoon the boys basketball and gymnastics state tournaments will limit spectators amid COVID-19 fears.
IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox said the boys basketball regionals to be held this weekend will only allow "essential personnel," including players, coaches, athletic trainers, and credentialed media to the games.
An allotment of 75 tickets per school will be given out for immediate family of the teams involved.
Cheerleaders, pep bands, and other fans will not be allowed.
If all goes well, Cox said semi state and the state finals will continue as planned under the same precautions as regionals.
Cox also announced that the gymnastics state finals to be held at Ball State University on Saturday will proceed as planned, but will not allow any spectators inside the facility.
Those who purchased advance tickets may return the tickets to point of purchase for refunds, Cox said. Cox said the IHSAA would make every effort to broadcast every boys basketball game through the finals, and the gymnastics finals will be broadcast on IHSAA.tv.
A full press release from the IHSAA can be found here.