UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – D9and10Sports.com has confirmed with Penn State that the university will be allowing 100 percent capacity at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games and 50 percent capacity at the PIAA boys’ volleyball championships.
On May 26, during the PIAA Board of Directors meeting, PIAA associate executive director Melissa Mertz had said that Nittany Lion Softball Park had a current, for the time, total capacity at Nittany Lion Softball Park of 190 people. Mertz said the PIAA wasn’t going to be able to work with that number and hoped, at the time, Penn State would increase capacity limits.
D9and10Sports.com reached out to Penn State for clarification on the capacity limits Thursday, May 27.
At the time, Penn State was still having discussions about the outdoor and indoor capacity limits for the June 17 and June 18 PIAA baseball and softball championships and June 12 boys’ volleyball championships.
On Monday, June 7, Kristina Petersen, the Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications told D9and10Sports.com that capacity would be 100 percent for baseball and softball and 50 percent for boys’ volleyball.
“We will be at 100% capacity for baseball and softball and 50% capacity for boys’ volleyball (~3,000) as an indoor venue,” Peterson said in an e-mail.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf lifted all capacity restrictions in Pennsylvania May 31, but individual businesses and entities have the right to still limit their capacity if they so choose.