Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination to attend basketball games

Nevada Athletics will require all attendees at men’s and women’s basketball home games to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, allowing fans to attend games without a mask. 

Athletics will implement this policy, in accordance with the Emergency Directive from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak regarding large events and pending state approval. Once approved, the policy will take effect beginning with the Nov. 9 Nevada men’s basketball season opener against Eastern Washington and the Nov. 10 Nevada women's basketball season opener against Saint Mary's.

Attendees under the age of 12, who are not eligible for vaccination yet, will be allowed into Lawlor but must wear a mask. Children ages 2-and-under do not have to wear a mask.

Nevada Athletics will continue to monitor state, county, and local guidelines, and will explore adjusting policies as needed.

Details regarding the process for fans to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be announced soon. Season ticket holders and those who purchased mini-plans or single game tickets will receive an e-mail at that time with additional details.

Those who have already purchased season or single-game tickets, or mini-plans can receive refunds if they do not wish to attend games this season. Season ticket holders who request refunds will be able to purchase their existing seats again for the 2022-23 season. The ticket office can be contacted at 775-348-PACK (7225) or by email at


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment