March 5, 2020
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