West Virginia Athletics announced Friday morning that the WVU Coliseum will operate at 20% capacity for the upcoming 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
“COVID-19 continues to present all of us with many challenges, and I am thankful for the cooperation of all parties involved in order to get the basketball season underway,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a release. “While we hoped to be able to welcome fans back at the 25% of capacity level this season, we had to take into account the Big 12, local and state safety measures that we are following, along with safety zones around the court. Once these factors were considered, 20% capacity is the maximum number we can accommodate as we continue our focus on the health and safety of our student-athletes, University and community.”
20% capacity in the Coliseum will be about 3,000 fans WVU Athletics said. Fans will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in the Coliseum.
Priority admittance will be given to 2020-21 Mountaineer Athletic Club members, 2019-20 season ticket holders, WVU students and players’ families. A limited number of tickets will be available for the visiting team. 2020-21 season tickets will not be available.
The men’s home opener will be on Dec, 2 against Youngstown State. The women’s home opener will be Dec. 3 against North Alabama.
WVU will exclusively use mobile ticketing for the 2020-21 season. Mobile ticketing information can be found here.