NCAA: Limited Attendance Policy Affects DIII Wrestling Championships
March 12, 2020


Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced yesterday there will limited attendance at its upcoming championships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the Division III wrestling championships, which begin at the U.S. Cellular Center tomorrow morning. All pre-sold tickets have been invalidated and are eligible for reimbursement.

NCAA President Mark Emmert
"The NCAA continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with public health officials and our COVID-19 advisory panel. Based on their advice and my discussions with the NCAA Board of Governors, I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance. While I understand how disappointing this is for all fans of our sports, my decision is based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States. This decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes. We recognize the opportunity to compete in an NCAA national championship is an experience of a lifetime for the students and their families. Today, we will move forward and conduct championships consistent with the current information and will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed."

NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Policy
Attendance at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships shall be limited to essential personnel and limited family members. Specifically, no spectators/fans tickets will be sold. All pre-sold tickets have been invalidated and will be reimbursed.

The NCAA committee will issue six (6) spectator passes per qualifying student-athlete and one (1) spectator pass for each credentialed coach to be reserved for limited family members. No additional credential requests will be approved. Passes will be distributed directly to the head coaches at the mandatory NCAA administrative meeting Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.