By Tiffany Williams –
More and colleges and universities across the country are suspending their athletic programs or spectator attendance because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the Omicron variant.
On Thursday, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester announced, “In the interest of health and safety of the campus community, Holy Cross Athletics will temporarily suspend spectator attendance at all athletic events until further notice.”
College of the Holy Cross says that the new police will begin on Friday, January 7 with the men’s basketball game vs. Lafayette.”
Atatement from Nick Smith and Rose Shea, co-interim Directors of Athletics released by the College of the Holy Cross said, “Our top priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and greater Holy Cross and Worcester communities, and we are thoroughly committed to maintaining as many competitive opportunities as possible for our teams. We are working closely with College and medical officials and will continue to evaluate our options as the winter season progresses.”
Games as scheduled will continue just without any fans in the stands and will be in compliance with all conference and institutional COVID-19 policies.
College of the Holy Cross says, “Tickets purchased for events that do not allow for spectator attendance during this period will be refunded through the original method of payment.”
Any questions regarding ticketing can be directed to the Holy Cross Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-GOCROSS.
You can still watch men’s and women’s basketball contests on ESPN+ and men’s ice hockey games will be streamed on FloHockey, and women’s ice hockey games are available on College Sports Live.