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Big 12 Tournament to Allow Limited Number of Fans

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As we approach next month’s 2021 Big 12 Tournament, Kansas City, Missouri announced on Friday fans will be allowed in attendance.

The Kansas City Sports Commission announced that the Big 12 Tournament will allow 20% of fans in each venue. This news came on the heels of the city also announcing a loosening of COVID-19 regulations in the city.

The venues will have increased signage and protocols promoting social distancing and mandatory mask wearing. And while fans will be in attendance, many of the events that typically surround the Big 12 Tournament won’t be happening this year. There will not be a fan fest on Grand Boulevard, nor will there be pep rallies in the Power & Light District.


“Both venues have been working with and will continue to work with the Kansas City Health Department to make sure health and safety of all staff, guests and student athletes is primary,” Kathy Nelson, President/CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission said.

Hospitality spaces will be closed throughout the Big 12 tournament and fans who buy tickets will receive a “know-before-you-go” email before each event and it will also be available on the facility websites. Ticket information will be made available as the final capacity numbers are put in place.

The men’s tournament will be played at T-Mobile Center and the women will play at Municipal Arena in the convention center.

The tournament is slated to be held March 10 through March 14.

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