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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Jerome Hunter #21 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball in the first half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Big Ten Conference announced today (March 4) that it will allow a limited number of fans to view the 2021 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis in person.

Officials will allow 8,000 fans to attend the men’s tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, which will take place March 10 to 14. Meanwhile, 2,500 fans will be allowed to attend the women’s tournament, which is scheduled for March 9 to 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Both tournaments will only use mobile tickets.

The Big Ten Conference Directors of Athletics and the Council of President and Chancellors made the decision to let fans attend the games after consulting with the conference office.

The Marion County Health Department has also approved the attendance caps for both tournaments.

Tickets for the tournaments will go on sale via each Big Ten school’s ticket office. For more information on the men’s tournament, go here, and for more information on the women’s tournament, go here.

A range of health and safety procedures will be in place at both tournaments. For more information on the health and safety protocols, as well as ticket sales, head to

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