The Big Ten didn't allow fans to attend regular-season games, but they will have a chance to see the tournament in person.
Next week's conference will allow a capacity of 8,000 people to attend games during the men's basketball tournament set to run from March 10-14, the Big Ten announced on Thursday morning. All games will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, the building that houses the Indianapolis Colts games. It can typically fit as many as 70,000 people into it but will have a limited capacity due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Big Ten says it got approval to have fans in attendance by the Marion County Health Department, and the decision was ultimately made "jointly by the Big Ten Conference Directors of Athletics and the Council of President and Chancellors in consultation with the conference office."
All tickets will be sold by each individual school's ticket office. There will be student discounts, per the Big Ten.
All-session ticket prices are as follows:
- $210 for 500/600 level seats
- $290 for 300/400 level seats
- $400 for 100/200 level seats
Those in attendance will have to follow Lucas Oil Stadium protocols. They include a requirement to wear a mask and to socially distance from others inside the building.
The tournament begins on March 10 and will run until March 14.