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Stanford Reacts To Novel Coronavirus By Limiting Crowds At Sporting Events

March 5, 2020

According to guidelines released by Stanford on Thursday, crowd capacity at Maples Pavilion will be temporarily reduced to 2,345.
According to guidelines released by Stanford on Thursday, crowd capacity at Maples Pavilion will be temporarily reduced to 2,345. Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle 2019

In response to concern about the spread of novel coronavirus, Stanford on Thursday announced temporary crowd-control measures at all of its on-campus sports facilities.

In an online statement, the university wrote:

“Stanford Athletics has worked closely with Stanford Environmental Health & Safety to establish attendance guidelines for each competition venue in order to allow fans the opportunity for social distancing. Public attendance will be limited to approximately 1/3 of each venue’s capacity through April 15 or until further notice.”

The adjusted capacity for Maples Pavilion, where the Cardinal play basketball was listed at 2,345. The Cardinal (25-5) women are ranked seventh in the country heading into the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas and will almost certainly host first-round games at Maples when the NCAA Tournament begins March 20-21. SF Chronicle

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