Nashville, TN (EETV)- The SEC Tournament will not be played due to the growing concerns of the coronavirus. This comes after the NCAA restricted fans from attending the NCAA Tournament
The SEC statement this morning said, “ Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.”
Other conferences like the Big 10, Big 12, and ACC are taking these same measures to ensure player and fan health. In the statement from the NCAA they said, "We will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed."
Several notable sporting events this week have been suspended including the NBA, Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, MLS soccer, and the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament in California.
The SEC Tournament has also stopped all regular season games through the rest of the month.
All fans, spirit squads, and bands will not be able to attend. Only players, their family, coaches, players, and the media will be allowed to enter Bridgestone Arena.
Earlier this week the SEC officials made changes to the media and player policies at the SEC Tournament to restrict the media from interviewing players in the locker room.
Eagle Eye will continue to update this story as it progresses.