Due to the impact of COVID-19, Duke University will begin its winter sport program seasons without spectators at home events, extending a policy that was in place during the fall seasons.
“As Duke University continues to be an industry leader per providing a safe environment for intercollegiate athletic competition, the decision to maintain our non-spectator protocol is imperative for the overall health and safety of the Blue Devil fan base, student-athletes, coaches and support staff, notwithstanding the immediate campus population comprised of students, faculty and staff,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White. “We will continue to embrace the challenges of this unique if not unprecedented time with flexibility and compliance, and can’t begin to thank our dedicated, passionate fans enough for their unbridled support.”
Contests played on Duke’s campus will include only essential game management personnel and broadcast media. Traditional parking lots used by fans on game day will be closed.
Account representatives will be contacting individuals who placed deposits on women’s basketball season tickets regarding options.
The men’s basketball schedule was announced earlier today, while schedules for women’s basketball, fencing, swimming & diving, indoor track & field and wrestling are still being finalized.