Wisconsin basketball and hockey teams to be played without fans

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) ---The UW Athletic Department announced Wednesday, Nov. 11 that both women's and men's basketball and hockey games will be played without fans until further notice this season.

Fans will not be allowed into the Kohl Center for basketball or LaBahn Arena for hockey due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

UW announced earlier in the fall that there would be no season tickets for basketball or hockey this season. Officials say season ticket holders have already been refunded or are in the process of being refunded.

According to a news release, the Badger men's hockey team opens its season at Notre Dame this weekend before returning home to host Michigan on Nov. 19 and 20 at LaBahn Arena.

he UW women's hockey team, which is top-ranked, begins its season with two series on the road at Ohio State on Nov. 27 and 29, and at Minnesota on Dec. 4 and 5. The team will make its home debut against Minnesota-Duluth on Dec. 11 and 12. 

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