Seattle-area events affected by the coronavirus ban

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday a ban on gatherings and events of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties in an effort to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The ban would run through the month of March and could be extended, leading to several public events to be canceled or postponed.

Below is a list of events and KIRO 7 will be updating it as they come in.

Sporting events

  • The Everett Silvertips game against the Victoria Royals at Angels of the Winds Arena has been canceled. The WHL announced on March 12 that there will be a pause on the season.
  • Seattle Thunderbirds games and Tacoma Stars matches scheduled in March have been canceled.
  • The XFL announced on March 12 that the league will not be playing its regular season games. This comes a day after the Seattle Dragons announced it would play the March 15 game against the LA Wildcats without fans in attendance at CenturyLink Field.
  • The Seattle Sounders announced on March 12 that it is suspending the 2020 season for 30 days. This comes a day after the team postponed their March 21 home match on against FC Dallas.
  • Tacoma Defiance announced March 12 that it was suspending the 2020 season for a minimum of 30 days. The USL Championship match on March 11was closed to the public and the club’s March 22 game is set to be rescheduled.
  • The Seattle Mariners were scheduled to open the 2020 regular season on March 26 at home but on March 12 Major League Baseball announced it was delaying Opening Day by at least two weeks. Also, forthcoming Spring Training games have been canceled.
  • Monster Energy Supercross at CenturyLink Field on March 28 has been canceled. Fans can click here for refund information.
  • University of Washington athletics announced all home athletic events will be restricted to competing student-athletes, coaches and essential working personnel only, which includes credentialed media members, until further notice. In addition, student-athletes’ families and recruits will be permitted to attend home events.
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert announced on March 12 that both the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments are canceled. This comes a day after it was announced that games will be played without fans. The first and second round games of the tournament was set to start next week and one of the sites is the Spokane Arena. The Power 5 leagues (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12) canceled their men’s basketball conference tournaments on March 12.

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