MAC basketball tournaments closed to the general public

CLEVELAND (WTVG) - Due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Mid-American Conference announced Tuesday that its men's and women's basketball tournaments will be closed to the general public.

Both of the league tournaments will have restricted attendance in Cleveland. The three confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state have been in Cuyahoga County.

According to a press release, the MAC was taking the advice from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and will only permit credentialed institutional personnel, student-athlete family members, credentialed media, TV and radio crews, and official team party members to attend the tournaments.

The tickets will be refundable or can be used as credit for next year's tournament. Fans are asked to contact their respective athletic departments or the Rocket Mortgate FieldHouse box office at 216-420-2200.