Badgers Announce Parents and Fans Not Allowed to Attend Basketball, Hockey Games Until Further Notice

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Wisconsin men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s hockey home games will be played this season without fans in the stands for an indefinite period of time, UW Athletics announced Wednesday.

Similar to the approach Wisconsin Athletics is taking with Camp Randall Stadium, fans will not be allowed into the Kohl Center for basketball or LaBahn Arena for hockey due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UW had announced earlier in the fall that there would be no season tickets for basketball or hockey this season and season ticket holders have already been refunded or are in the process of being refunded.

The Badger men’s hockey team opens its season at Notre Dame this weekend before returning home to host Michigan on Nov. 19-20 at LaBahn Arena. The top-ranked UW women’s hockey team begins its season with two series on the road (at Ohio State on Nov. 27-28 and at Minnesota on Dec. 4-5) before making its home debut against Minnesota-Duluth on Dec. 11-12.

The men’s and women’s basketball schedules will be released soon.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]