Providence College will allow some students to attend outdoor athletic events on campus, starting Wednesday, the school announced.
“We are excited that the Providence College students will be able to attend games at our outdoor athletic facilities over the next few months,” Athletic Director Bob Driscoll said. “Our student-athletes are looking forward to seeing their classmates in the stands supporting them as they compete. We hope that the athletic contests will provide our students with an opportunity to have fun in a safe environment while cheering for the Friars.”
The college is working with guidance from the state Department of Health, which stipulates that event capacity cannot exceed one person per 125 square feet. Also, NCAA protocols state that there shall be a 20-foot buffer zone between spectators and the competition area.
The school’s capacity requirements are: Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium (Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Soccer) – 250 students max; Glay Field (Softball) – 50 students; Hendricken Field (Men’s and Women’s Track & Field) – 175 students; Lennon Field (Field Hockey) – No students; Tennis Courts (Women’s Tennis) – No students
Rhode Island guidelines state that only members of the PC community who are part of the institution’s testing protocol are allowed to attend these games. No parents or external constituents will be allowed to attend any games on campus.