The NCAA Frozen Four scheduled at Little Caesars Arena, will be played without fans amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday afternoon that the league decided “to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, with only essential staff and limited family attendance.”
— NCAA (@NCAA) March 11, 2020
Earlier in the day on Wednesday the Columbus Blue Jackets announced that they would abide by Ohio Governor DeWine’s announcement today that prohibited mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Remaining home games while the order is in effect, including tomorrow vs. Pittsburgh, will be played as scheduled, but with restricted attendance in compliance with today’s announcement. The Capitals visit the Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 19.
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) March 11, 2020
Monumental Sports announced on Wednesday that Capital One Arena will remain open to the public for Washington Capitals and Wizards games in addition to other events. Washington mayor Murial Bowser declared a state of emergency across the city later on.
Also on Wednesday Harvard University announced that the ECAC Hockey men’s quarterfinal best-of-three series between RPI and Harvard, has been cancelled, bringing an end to the season for the Crimson and Capitals’ goaltending prospect Mitchell Gibson.
— Harvard Men's Hockey (@HarvardMHockey) March 11, 2020