SAN ANTONIO — March Madness is just around the corner and as the City of San Antonio prepares to host this year’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship tournament, the NCAA has approved a 17% capacity rate for games at the Alamodome.

The Alamodome is one of several event centers hosting teams but it will exclusively hold the Sweet Sixteen to Final Four rounds.  

According to, the limited capacity will include all participants, family members of each participating team’s student-athletes and coaches, essential staff, and a reduced number of fans. The Alamodome holds a total of 72,000 fans, allowing for about 12,000 people to be in attendance at the limited rate.

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Although Gov. Greg Abbott has rescinded the statewide mask mandate and allowed businesses to open at full capacity, the NCAA expects all attendees to adhere to established health and safety protocols, including physical distancing and masking.

Sweet Sixteen games will be played March 27-28, Elite Eight games held March 29-30, and the Women’s Final Four conducted April 2 and 4. More information about public ticket sales is available here.


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