Athletics Update – Limited Spectators Allowed at Home Events

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Chapman University Athletics is excited to welcome back a limited number of spectators to athletic events, beginning immediately. Spectators at all of Chapman’s home athletic events will be limited to a pass list of immediate family members of Chapman student-athletes.

Chapman Athletics has worked closely with the university administration as well as local health authorities to create a safe environment for our student-athletes and staff as well as the families in attendance. The policies for attending an event at each Chapman venue are outlined below.

Friends, family and fans of Chapman Athletics are encouraged to watch the free, multi-camera live stream provided for most home events.

Family members invited to attend are strongly encouraged to review the policies below before attending an event on campus. Parking for events on campus, including men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s water polo is free with registration for the event at Chapman’s Parking Registration page.

Spectator Policy 

Per current state and local health guidelines, Chapman will offer a limited amount of complimentary pass list reserved tickets exclusively for Chapman student-athletes’ immediate family members. Tickets will not be made available for spectators/families from visiting student-athletes, at this time. Chapman’s conference opponents have also determined that visiting spectators/families will not be admitted at their venues as well. Spectators should review the host school’s spectator policies prior to traveling to an away-from-Chapman athletics event.

Spectators at Chapman home sporting events are subject to abide by the policies set forth below:

  • In compliance with California’s face covering mandate, all spectators must wear a face covering at all times while visiting a Chapman Athletics facility.
  • Face coverings may only be removed to eat or drink. Concessions will not be provided.
  • Immediate family members of Chapman student-athletes must be on the reserved pass list prior to arrival and must provide photo ID upon entrance. Family members/fans of visiting student-athletes will not be admitted, per Chapman University policy at this time.
  • Guests will go through temperature check and COVID-19 screening process prior to entrance to the facility.
  • Each spectator will be provided a ticket, assigned a designated seat or section, and must remain in their ticketed seat for the duration of the competition.
  • Spectators will be asked to maintain distance from all student-athletes and will have to wait outside the venue post-game.
  • Specific facility capacity and ingress/egress paths are outlined below.

Chapman Stadium/Wilson Field (M/W Lacrosse, M/W Soccer)

  • Stadium capacity: 200.
  • A combination of tarps and zip ties will be utilized to mark seating that is deemed unavailable.
  • Seats in pods of four will be made available, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between pods.
  • Entrance point for all spectators will be the north end stairs to Chapman Stadium. An elevator will be provided for guests with accessibility needs. Bathrooms are available at the north end/bottom of the stairs or at the south end/backside of the stadium.
  • Exit point for all spectators will be at the south end/frontside stairwell. An elevator will be provided for guests with accessibility needs.

Allred Pool (W Water Polo)

  • Stadium capacity: 144.
  • Zip ties will be utilized to mark seating that is deemed unavailable.
  • Seats in pods of four will be made available, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between pods.
  • Entrance point for all spectators will be the north end stairs to Chapman Stadium. An elevator will be provided for guests with accessibility needs. Bathrooms are available at the north end/bottom of the stairs or at the south end of the stadium.
  • Exit point for all spectators will be at the south end/Wilson Field stairwell. An elevator will be provided for guests with accessibility needs.

Lastinger Tennis Center (M/W Tennis)

  • Center capacity: 26.
  • CU Safely Back markers are already in place on the cement seating (Willits Concourse), maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between seats.
  • Entrance point for all spectators will be the south gate to the Lastinger Center.
  • Exit point for all spectators will be at the east gate to the Lastinger Center off Cypress Street.

Hart Park (Baseball)

  • Stadium capacity: 128.
  • CU Safely Back markers will be utilized to mark seating that is deemed available.
  • Seats in pods of four will be made available, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between pods.
  • Entrance point for all spectators will be the first base side of the bleacher stairs. Bathrooms are available at the south side of the park, down the left field line.
  • Exit point for all spectators will be the third base side of the bleacher stairs.

El Camino Park (Softball)

  • Stadium capacity: 16.
  • CU Safely Back markers will be utilized to mark seating that is deemed available.
  • Seats in pods of two will be made available, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between pods.
  • Entrance point for all spectators will be the first base side of the bleachers. Bathrooms are available at the east side of the park, down the right field line.
  • Exit point for all spectators will be the third base side of the bleachers.

Virtual Spectating/Live Streaming

We will continue to strongly encourage fans to watch our high-definition, multi-camera broadcast of home sporting events through the Chapman Athletics website. Chapman will continue to offer virtual/live streaming of all home Athletics events online.