Fans not allowed in Bramlage Coliseum throughout November

K-State fans pack Bramlage Coliseum prior to the Wildcats matchup with the Jayhawks earlier this year. (File photo by Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

K-State Athletics confirmed to student pass holders in an email on Tuesday afternoon that fans are not allowed inside Bramlage Coliseum throughout the month of November because of recent increases in COVID-19 cases.

The games impacted by this decision include the Little Apple Classic on Nov. 25 to 27, featuring K-State matchups with Drake and Colorado.

The women’s basketball opener against Southern on Nov. 29, as well as the men’s basketball matchup with Kansas City on Nov. 30, are also impacted.

The news comes after Kansas State decided to cancel fall commencement ceremonies originally scheduled at Bramlage Coliseum over the weekend.

“In concert with the university’s decision to cancel graduation ceremonies, this was a prudent decision for us at this time,” K-State Athletics director Gene Taylor said in a press release.

The athletic department still plans to allow 25 percent fan capacity in future games which has been approved by the Riley County Health Department. The decision does not affect K-State football’s matchup with Texas on Dec. 5.

All three men’s games affected by the decision will be broadcasted on ESPNU, while the women’s game can be seen on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

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