As a result of conerns about the coronavirus, the Evanston Township High School boys basketetball team will be playing before nearly empty stands at the state basketball tournament Friday night.

Athletic Director Chris Livatino says the Illinois High School Associationannounced today that each team will be allocated just 60 spectator tickets for the remaning games of the tournament.

Livatino says that at ETHS those tickets will go to players and coaches for their families and no other fans will be permitted into the 7 p.m. game at Robert Morris University.

The school is providing refunds for any fans who’ve already purchased tickets at ETHS at Entrance 3 from 1 to 3:30p.m. and at the Athletic Office from 4 to 5 p.m.today and Friday.

The tournament games also will be broadcast online on the NFHS Network for a $10.99 monthly fee.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Frankly, very surprised they

    Frankly, very surprised they are moving forward with playing at all.

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