NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Southeastern Conference has announced it will conduct the 2020 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament with only essential staff, limited family and credentialed media in attendance at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the remainder of the week beginning Thursday following the recommendation of the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel related to conducting sporting events closed to the public.
In addition, the SEC announced that all regular season contests in all sports on SEC campuses and SEC Championship events will be conducted with similar attendance restrictions effective March 12 through at least March 30, at which time the conference and its member universities will re-evaluate conditions.
Out of an abundance of caution, Vanderbilt Athletics has enacted this policy for all of its varsity programs currently in season, including lacrosse, a member of the American Athletic Conference.
Activities for Vanderbilt’s out-of-season sports have been suspended until further notice. The football team’s Black and Gold Spring Game, originally scheduled for April 3, will be moved to a later date.
For the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, automatic refunds of ticket purchases will be made to fans who are the original purchaser of the tickets from SEC office or an SEC university, or a verified purchaser on the SEC Ticket Exchange powered by Ticketmaster. Vanderbilt Athletics will contact ticket purchasers as refund policies and procedures are determined.
Vanderbilt Athletics will continue to provide updates to this fluid situation as they become available.
For information and updates related to the broad set of actions Vanderbilt University is taking to address this public health situation, please visit vu.edu/coronavirus.