Maryland Men’s Basketball Games to Have ‘Tightened Security Measures’ Due to COVID
Maryland University Athletics announced on Sunday evening that new health and safety measures will be put in place for fans attending men’s basketball games this week.
After a drastic increase in regional COVID-19 cases, Maryland University Athletics announced on Sunday evening that new health and safety measures will be in place for fans attending Terrapin’s home games this week.
Beginning Tuesday night at the XFINITY Center, when Maryland’s men’s basketball game faces Lehigh, and December 30 when the team play against Brown, the new restrictions will take effect.
These restrictions included:
- Concessions: Due to health and safety protocols related to COVID-19, concessions will not be available to customers for home games on December 28 and 30. Courtside Club will also not be available for these two matches.
- Reinforcement of the application of the mandate to wear the mask indoors: All customers who fail to comply with the requirement will receive a verbal warning. If that client continues to not comply with our policies, they will be required to leave the arena with no refund.
- Flexible seat movements: For customers who wish to have a little more physical space between other fans, Maryland Athletics will allow flexible movement of seats to less populated sections (including the upper deck and student sections).
- KN95 masks: Wearing KN95 masks has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of infection. Maryland Athletics encourages all fans to wear the KN95 to our upcoming games.
Maryland Athletics said in a statement that they “will continue to work with our university partners to monitor viral conditions within our community and state, and will expand or expand these measures as necessary.”
Tuesday’s game against Lehigh replaces a previously scheduled game against Loyola, which was called off due to COVID-19 protocols in Loyola’s athletic schedule. Tickets for Loyola’s game will be honored at the gate, the statement said.
For more information on this week’s games, contact the Maryland Box Office: 301-314-7070.
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