UTSA home game attendance capped at 15 percent of capacity

UTSA freshman Jacob Germany throws down a dunk on Wednesday, Oct. 30. 2019 at the UTSA Convocation Center. The Roadrunners beat Texas A&M International 89-60 in an exhibition game. - photo by Joe Alexander

The UTSA men are scheduled to open at home on Dec. 4. High-flying center Jacob Germany will return for his sophomore year. – photo by Joe Alexander

Announcing safety precautions related to the pandemic, UTSA athletics on Friday notified fans that attendance for home basketball games at the Convocation Center this season will capped at 612, or, 15 percent of capacity.

According to a release, no courtside or East side floor-level seats will be available for purchase this season.

The UTSA women’s basketball team will open its home schedule on Nov. 25, against Sul Ross State. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.

The men are scheduled to open on the road on Nov. 25 at Oklahoma. The home opener for the Roadrunners is set for Dec. 4, against an opponent to be determined.

According to a UTSA news release, the plan for home basketball games follows all state and local health directives and focuses on risk mitigation strategies that promote the safety of student-athletes and fans.

Since the situation remains fluid and continues to evolve, the plan is subject to change based on emerging information as well as local and state health developments.

Notable

In the 40th season of UTSA basketball, both the UTSA women and men are picked to finish low in the 14-team Conference USA standings.

The women are picked 13th and the men are pegged for ninth.

Both teams open C-USA play against Rice. The Roadrunners women host the Owls for a two-game set on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. The men will play Rice at Houston, also on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2.

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