Big 12 limits access at men’s, women’s conference tournaments

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KWTX) Most of the fans who traveled to Kansas City, Mo., for the Big 12 men’s and women’s conference tournaments won’t be able to get into the arena.

Most of the fans who traveled to Kansas City, Mo., for the Big 12 men’s and women’s conference tournaments won’t be able to get into the arena. (File)

Each team will be given 125 tickets to distribute and no dance, cheer teams or bands will be allowed inside during the games starting Thursday, Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said during a news conference.

Men’s teams are playing at the Sprint Center in Kansas City and the women are playing at the city’s Municipal Auditorium.

Bowlsby’s announcement came just hours after NCAA President Mark Emmert announced that he had decided to limit those present at Division 1 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments only to essential staff and “limited family attendance.”