ACC bans fans for tournament due to coronavirus

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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
March 11, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C (WCTV) -- The Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament will be held with limited attendance starting with Thursday's game, according to a statement issued Wednesday evening.

The decision arrived after the conference met with league presidents and athletic directors, according to the statement.

"[I]t was determined that beginning Thursday, March 12, all games will be played with only essential tournament personnel, limited school administrators and student-athlete guests, broadcast television and credentialed media members present," according to the statement.

NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement on Wednesday saying postseason games, including men's and women's tournament games, will be played in front of only "essential staff and limited family."

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