UPDATE (2:10 P.M.) – The UIL state boys basketball tournament has been suspended until further notice.
Here is the statement from UIL:
Due to growing concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), the remainder of the UIL Boys State Basketball Tournament is suspended until further notice. This decision is effective upon the conclusion of the 3A session on March 12, 2020.
Fans who purchased tickets for the postponed games will be issued full refunds at point of sale or from the school they purchased their tickets from. Fans who purchased All Tournament tickets will be issued a full refund.
“After much consultation with government and health officials, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of the UIL State Basketball Tournament,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt, “Our number one priority remains the well-being of our student-athletes and spectators and we are taking every possible precaution to keep them safe.”
As this is a fluid situation, the UIL will continue to follow the direction of local officials to monitor this situation and will make additional announcements as needed. Please continue to check the UIL website and social media accounts for further updates.
SAN ANTONIO (KETK) – UIL, the governing body for Texas high school sports, announced early Thursday morning that they will continue to hold the boy’s state basketball tournament, but only with “a limited number of fans in attendance.”
“The health and safety of our student-athletes and patrons is our number one priority,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt, “While we are saddened to limit the fans that can be inside the arena supporting their teams, it is crucial we take every possible precaution to keep participants safe.”
For fans with pre-purchased tickets to games on Thursday and Friday, they will be allowed into the arena but no additional tickets will be sold.
Each school will also only be allowed 500 tickets for the championship game if their team makes it. On Championship Saturday, no honor team presentations will take place.
All-Tournament tickets that allow entry to the entire tournament will no longer be accepted for entry.