Virginia Wesleyan is now allowing fans for their indoor and outdoor sporting events. After recent backlash to the no-fans policy, Virginia Wesleyan Athletics has updated to include spectators for all teams. Volleyball is the only remaining indoor sport still playing this spring.
The announcement of the outdoor policy came on March 18 which came into effect the following day. The indoor policy received the latest update and became effective on April 5. Indoor policy change came about as an email from the ODAC president to all athletic directors in the conference in late March. Some schools have yet to adopt fans for indoor sports.
The new policy allows for student-athletes to have up to two guests that must be registered at least 24 hours in advance. Fans that aren’t in the same household must remain 10 feet apart, correlating with Virginia guidelines. All fans must be wearing a face covering at all times while in the spectator areas. The policy notes that anyone that does not comply with the policy will be asked to leave immediately.
All tickets that go unclaimed by parents will be given to the Marlin community. This includes students, faculty, and staff having access to the remaining tickets. No pets will be allowed at the events except documented service animals.
A complete view of the policy can be found on the Marlin Athletics home page.
By Nicholas Mundy