Creighton fans return to the stands to cheer on Bluejays

University allowing spectators up to 10% capacity
Published: Dec. 23, 2020 at 2:10 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - It’s a site we haven’t seen in months: fans cheering for the Creighton Bluejays.

Starting with Wednesday’s game against Xavier, Creighton University is letting some fans to return to the stands at CHI Health Center for men’s basketball games. The move, announced last week, was made by the Douglas County Health Department and the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority, according to a release.

Only up to 10% capacity will be allowed, with limited tickets available on a game-by-game basis for season ticket holders. All fans must wear face coverings, maintain social distance, and follow other protocols laid out by CU last week, including a transition to cashless concessions.

Fans say they feel safe with the steps the school is taking — including temperature checks — to protect them and the players.

“I feel like it’s very safe here, so I feel like they are taking all the right precautions, and we will do whatever we need to be able to watch the game.”

School officials say the plan, for now, is to keep allowing fans into all home games.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly described a transactions policy the school is working to implement. 6 News regrets the error.

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