WVU Coliseum Lockout Continues Through Jan. 24

The refurbished Coliseum awaits the opening of the 2020-21 West Virginia home season.

With COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations still rising, the WVU Coliseum will remain off-limits to fans through at least Jan. 24,

The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with University, local and state officials, made that announcement on Wednesday evening, extending the ban that has existed for all winter sports at the school. No fans will be allowed at any indoor venues for the next two and a half weeks.

Only essential game operations personnel, families and guests of the players and coaching staffs will be admitted. Expected capacity at home events from Jan. 25 and beyond will be announced in the future and determined by local public health conditions at the time, but there is no guarantee that venues will be opened then.

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“We continue to be disappointed not to allow fans at our home indoor events, but quite frankly, COVID-19 is not yet under control,” Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “We know that our hospitals and medical professionals continue to be very busy in managing this pandemic, and it is just not safe right now for our fans, staff, student-athletes and community to welcome spectators at our home events. We can’t wait for the day when that will not be the case.”

As previously announced, basketball season ticket holders from last season will maintain ticket priority for next year, regardless of their purchase status in 2020-21.

All men’s and women’s home basketball games as well as home wrestling and gymnastics events will either be televised on the ESPN family of networks or streamed through Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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    With COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations still rising, the WVU Coliseum will remain off-limits to fans through at least Jan.24 The West Virg
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    #134290

    I fully support and understand the reasoning.  Unfortunately I was planning on going to another venue during that period that now won’t happen.  Guess I’ll have to work that day…

    #134315

    Damn you Justice ……  But I can see the reasoning behind it. Still…… why no fans in Morgantown and fans OK in other B12 arenas.

    #134330

    Because West Virginia is not Oklahoma or Texas.

    #134334

    I’m in Texas, I wish we were more careful.

    #134338

    Thinking about making a little road trip around the end of January that could take us close enough to Morgantown that, if we did that, I would go to the Florida game scheduled for the 30th, assuming tickets were being sold and were available.  I personally would have zero qualms about sitting in a 14,000 seat arena that only had 3,000 to 4,000 fans in attendance, if that many.  I would not think badly of any fan that chose not to attend based on their personal comfort level.  However, I suspect there are many who would judge me in a negative light if I did attend.

    #134381

    Due to the fact that the virus is so contagious and spreads so easily, I will not be surprised if the no-fans rule extends beyond January 24 and maybe through most, if not all, of the home games.  The rate of the administration of the vaccine and the eventual decline of the virus could influence that decision, but I don’t think we yet know when that will be.

    #134390

    Problem is we just don’t know enough on how and why it spreads.  And the complications are completely different for each.

    Have cousin that her wife got it.  10 days of fever 0f 102.  put her down like a rock and she’s very physically fit retired marine.  Her wife got it later and had mild headache, little to no fever and over it in a couple days. And she had some underlying medical problems going into it.

    Another friend’s family of 7.  Husband had headache and fever, Wife didn’t get it.  Mother in law was COVID +.  of the 4 sons under 7, oldest was +, next didn’t get it, twins 2 years old one was + and one didn’t get it.  All got over it in 2 weeks.

    Just hope that we get thru this quickly and the vaccine works like it’s supposed to.

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