Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic
The Sanford Pentagon is honored to host the inaugural Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. This eight-team, NCAA Division I tournament runs Nov. 25-27 in Sioux Falls, S.D., and every game will air on the ESPN family of networks. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale – stay tuned for more information.
This year’s field includes Creighton, Dayton, Memphis, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia and Wichita State. Those programs boast:
- 175 combined NCAA Tournament appearances
- 70 combined Sweet Sixteen appearances
- 20 combined Final Four appearances
What safety measures will be in place to prevent COVID-19 from spreading during the tournament?
We’re committed to managing this tournament in a highly controlled environment with strict safety protocols. In consultation with our teams of infection control experts and infectious disease physicians, the following safety expectations will be in place for the tournament:
- Fans and staff
- Masks are mandatory for all spectators and will be available for free at the door. All spectators will also undergo a wrist-based temperature check prior to entry.
- Social distancing will be required and maintained through limited seating and capacity.
- Fans will get to their seats from the second level and will not be allowed on the lower level (except to enter the facility).
- All members of each team’s traveling party must have a negative COVID-19 test within two days of traveling to Sioux Falls.
- Each member will be tested immediately upon arrival in Sioux Falls, 24 hours before their first competition and once more before the final day of play.
- All members will enter the building using a separate entrance and will only have access to the lower level of the facility.
- All members will remain in a controlled environment throughout their stay. If any member of the traveling party tests positive for COVID-19, the team will be removed from the event.
How are safety decisions being made?
Jeremy Cauwels, M.D., senior vice president of quality at Sanford Health, is also a member of the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group. The committee is responsible for providing guidance to NCAA schools regarding training, practice and competition. He is leading safety planning along with a team of infectious disease experts.
How will food and beverage service be provided safely at the tournament?
The Sanford Pentagon’s concessions service will be provided by staff wearing masks and gloves. Concession cues will be marked to maintain social distance between fans. All food and beverage will be served using single-use containers and utensils.
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