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Elmira College to Allow Fans at Home Athletics Events Starting April 2


ELMIRA, N.Y. — In accordance with the announcement made by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday, March 30, Elmira College will allow spectators at its home athletics events effective Friday, April 2.

Elmira will follow the policy set forth by the Empire 8 Conference, which allows Empire 8 institutions to welcome spectators to their campus, under the guidelines below, subject to state, local, and institutional regulations at the institution’s discretion.

The following spectators may attend Elmira College athletics contests:

  • Students of the host institution
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Relatives of host institution participating student-athletes
  • Faculty/Staff/Administrators of host institution

Each Elmira College student-athlete will be permitted to have a maximum of two spectators attend home athletics contests. Fan attendance will not exceed 100 for indoor venues such as the Murray Athletic Center, while Speidel Gymnasium will not exceed 50.

Outdoor venues such as Dunn Field, Eldridge Park Stadium and Campus Field will allow the same number of attendees per student-athlete as indoor venues.

Those traveling to one of EC’s home venues must be on a predetermined list provided by the team. Those individuals must provide appropriate identification at the venue and will be subject to a COVID-19 screening prior to entry. Only those on the predetermined list will be allowed into the venue and a temperature screening will be required. Those unwilling to do so will not be permitted into the contest.

Spectators at college sporting events must adhere to strict health protocols including social distancing, face coverings, and health screenings.

Click here to read Elmira College’s full spring 2021 spectator policy. 

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