Georgia College athletics restricting fan attendance for spring home events

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia College will restrict fan attendance at its outdoor home athletics events this spring.

That’s according to a news release from the school’s department of athletics Tuesday, which said “the safety of student-athletes and fans and adherence to NCAA protocols” was “at the forefront of every facet of the decision.”

About 30% of available seats will be available and they will be marked off for social distancing.

Fans will be required to wear masks covering their nose and mouth at athletics facilities and be expected to follow social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC.

Hand sanitizer will be available at all athletic facilities, and concession stands will not be open.

These protocols will be in place at John Kurtz Field (baseball), the Peeler Complex (softball), Bobcat Field (soccer), the Centennial Center Tennis Facility and the golf team’s home tournament at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee “until further notice.”

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He's from Alabama, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!