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PSU hockey to limit attendance

Courtesy of PSU Athletics

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State Athletics has remained in regular communication with University and Big Ten leadership to monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to decisions announced today by the University, Penn State Athletics will implement new attendance protocols for home competitions and events.

The following measures will be in place effective Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, April 3, at which time they will be re-evaluated:

All Penn State home competitions and practices will occur as originally scheduled.

Attendance at all Penn State home athletic events will be limited (for both Penn State and its opponents) to:

¯Essential personnel as designated by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics;

¯Participating student-athletes, coaches and staff;

¯Families of participating student-athletes, coaches and staff;

¯Media

¯Penn State recruits.

Regarding the Big Ten Men’s Hockey semifinal game Saturday versus Minnesota, refunds will be offered. A communication will be forthcoming to all of those who have purchased through Penn State or Minnesota ticket offices or TicketMaster for the event.

Fans who already have purchased tickets to any affected competition can contact the Penn State Ticket Office at 1-800-NITTANY with questions.

Fan attendance at road competitions will be in coordination with the respective opponents’ attendance policies.

We regret that our fans will not be able to attend the affected home events. However, many of those competitions will be shown live on Big Ten Network, the ESPN family of networks or BTN2Go.

Please know that these measures were taken with an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our student-athletes, staff, community and event guests as the priority. Penn State Athletics will continue to take direction from the University and its COVID-19 task force that meets daily to assess the coronavirus situation and its effect on our campus and community, with recommendations from health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this unusual time.

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