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BREAKING: NCAA Allowing 25% Capacity for March Madness

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The state of Indiana will be hosting fans in basketball venues very soon.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Yep.

You heard that right.

March Madness, which will be hosted across Indiana at various venues, will allow 25% capacity at the venues.

That means, in the first time in over a year this March, Mackey Arena will have fans.

While COVID is still a major problem in the United States - the NCAA believes with the continued acceleration of vaccinations, continued herd immunity occurring and the ability to spread fans out, 25% is doable.

I tend to agree. I don’t know how much I would pay to see Purdue play this March. But, I will be honest, it would probably be a decent hunk of change.

This brings a sense of normalcy to the Hoosier State, which has seen a continued improvement in the Covid-19 situation.

For one, I am extremely happy for the players, not just at Purdue, but all that will be involved in the tournament. They will get venues 25% full, where in most cases, have been empty all year. (Unless you are in Texas or Florida basically)

While Purdue won’t host a game at Mackey, all signs are pointing that we will be in the Big Dance and it will obviously be somewhere in Indiana. I am excited for Boilermakers statewide to get an opportunity to see our young team in the tournament. They have earned and deserved it, even with a small amount of attendees.

This is great news, the NCAA has been one of the more precautious organizations when it comes to fans coming to games. This shows a strong confidence in the direction of the pandemic, again, in my opinion.