BOISE, Idaho (CBS2) — Boise State Athletics sent a letter to season ticket holders Wednesday informing them there would be no fans allowed in ExtraMile Arena for the upcoming basketball season.
The decision was made because of the "ongoing challenges and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition."
Fans have several options if they already bought their tickets. Read the full letter below:
Dear Season Ticket Holder,
In response to ongoing challenges and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition, at this time there will not be fans in ExtraMile Arena for the upcoming basketball season.
Like many, Boise State Athletics is navigating a historic financial challenge as a result of the pandemic. While our fiscal situation is unlike anything we have ever experienced, our resolve remains unchanged: to support our student-athletes who entrusted us with their education, athletic opportunities and future careers when they chose Boise State.
With our mission in mind, we would first ask you to consider converting your 2020-21 basketball season ticket and per-seat contribution payment towards a tax-deductible gift to the Bronco Athletic Association. If this is something of interest to you, please contact the BAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-3556, they can help you convert that payment and provide the tax deduction information needed.
For those who are unable or prefer not to donate, the following will take place with your current payment:
- All money paid for 2020-21 basketball season tickets, Bronco Athletic Association per-seat contributions and parking will be applied toward 2021-22 season tickets, applicable BAA per-seat contribution and parking.
- If you would like a refund instead, please contact the Athletic Ticket office at email@example.com or (208) 426-4737.
- If Boise State is allowed to have fans in ExtraMile Arena during the season, the first opportunity to purchase tickets will be given to current paid 2020 and 2021 season ticket holders and those who elect to donate the funds from their 2020 ticket purchase.
- Details regarding updated schedules and individual ticket sales will be communicated once more information is available and if fans are allowed.
Regardless of your decision around your season ticket payment and per seat contribution, please know that all of us at Boise State Athletics are so thankful for you, and look forward to the day we can see you cheering on our student-athletes in-person once again.
Stay healthy, positive and Bleed Blue!