St. John’s basketball announces attendance policy for 2020-21 season

The St. John’s basketball program announced its attendance policy for the 2020-21 season.

Fans are still a no-go in the state of New York as the St. John’s basketball program announced its attendance policy for men’s and women’s basketball games this season.

There will be no fans in attendance to begin the 2020-21 season for men’s or women’s basketball games, which is in accordance with New York State health and safety guidelines.

However, fans still have the chance to make their presence known at Carnesecca Arena this year by purchasing a cardboard cutout for $59 with an upgrade available to include an autograph from head coach Mike Anderson and see their cutout placed in the lower level for $85.

Students can also get a cardboard cutout of themselves for a discounted price of $10.

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Fans who have already paid for their tickets have the option to donate their season ticket payments to the Red and White Club as a tax-deductible gift, rollover their season ticket payments for impacted games to the 2021-22 basketball season, or request a full reimbursement of their season ticket payments.

St. John’s is making plans if fans are to be allowed into the arena, in a limited capacity, later in the season as priority will be given to season ticket holders who donate their payments to the Red and White Club or those who rollover their payments for the 2021-22 season, according to the release from the program.

The school announced it is “hopeful” fans will be allowed to attend games later in the season.

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St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball programs will both open the season on November 25 at Carnesecca Arena as the men’s team will host an opponent still yet to be determined and the women’s team will host St. Francis College (Brooklyn).

Times have not been announced for either game.

The St. John’s men’s basketball team was the last college basketball team to take the floor in the 2019-20 season as its Big East Tournament game against the Creighton Blue Jays was canceled at halftime because of the coronavirus pandemic.