Butler Announces Fan Capacity of 25 Percent for Basketball Games
posted: Nov. 19, 2020
A Message from Barry Collier, Butler Vice President/Director of Athletics
Dear Bulldog Fans,
We are excited to share the news that the Marion County Department of Health has approved a fan capacity of 25 percent for Butler games at Hinkle Fieldhouse, beginning with our men's basketball home opener on Nov. 25.
For more than eight months, our daily lives have required flexibility and sacrifices. In a similar fashion, your experience at Hinkle Fieldhouse will be different than in years past. While fans attending must accept some inherent risk, Butler is confident that we have developed a comprehensive plan that will be effective in mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Our reduced capacity accommodates physical distancing, and our plan implements a number of procedures recommended by the Marion County Department of Health, Butler University, the BIG EAST Conference, the NCAA, and partner organizations. These safety protocols include the requirement of face coverings, temperature checks, utilizing specific entrances and exits to limit congestion, and changes to our hospitality and concession procedures. Additional details can be reviewed on our complete Know Before You Go health and safety plan at ButlerSports.com/GameDay
Season tickets will not be offered for the 2020-21 season. Tickets will be made available in blocks, consisting of 2-4 games each, first to those who were season ticket holders last season or had already placed a deposit for this season. Communication to those fans will come directly from the Butler Athletics Ticket Office. Any remaining inventory will be made available to the general public. Some of our season ticket holders have previously informed us that they are "opting out" this season; we are excited to welcome them back in future seasons.
Throughout the season, we will make adjustments to our plans as new information and directives develop.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to Hinkle Fieldhouse to support YOUR Butler Bulldogs in the best venue in all of college basketball.