Nevada cancels spring football game, limits fan entry in other sports due to coronavirus

Josh Zamora
Josh Zamora hits a ball for the Nevada baseball team. (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada Wolf Pack has canceled a number of upcoming events, including its annual spring football game. Additionally, the Wolf Pack will limit fan entry to its spring sports.

"In alignment with the NCAA's decision on its upcoming championship events, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno, will conduct its upcoming spring season athletic competitions with only game essential staff in attendance," the Wolf Pack said in a news release Wednesday. "The health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans is the top priority. The institutions will continue to evaluate and assess the impact of COVID-19 in consultation with local health officials, the Mountain West Conference and campus colleagues and continue to follow federal, state and NSHE guidelines and best practices."

On the Wolf Pack's campus, all scheduled baseball and softball games as well tennis matches will be conducted only with essential staff, family members of student-athletes and coaches. Accredited media allowed in attendance. Games will still be broadcast with scheduled radio and Mountain West Network coverage.

Related athletic events and competitions, including the football team's Silver and Blue Spring Game and Grit Run; spring/volleyball soccer camps and games; and cheer clinics scheduled through the end of April have also been canceled. Practices on the university campus are closed to the public.

Nevada's ticket office account representatives will be in contact with ticket holders to discuss refunds.

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