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ACC officially cancels spring sports

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The move was widely expected but the ACC announced on Tuesday morning that all 2019-20 “athletic related activities” have been canceled.

This would include spring football practices and games as well as any other games in a variety of spring sports.

“The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19,” the ACC office announced in a statement. “Each institution will continue to work in accordance with its respective university and state policies related to its individual campus decisions.

Seminole Boosters have canceled the annual Spring Tour featuring football coach Mike Norvell and all other events scheduled through April.

The priority deadline for ticket holders to reserve seats for the 2020 football season has been extended to May 1. Payment plans are still available on season tickets through May 1 and on Booster memberships through August 31.

Fans who have already purchased tickets to the spring football game, as well as Seminole baseball and softball games will be contacted with options to refund or donate the value of their tickets with a deadline to respond by March 23. Also, the Topgolf Live at Doak Campbell Stadium event scheduled for April 23-26 has been postponed.

“Speaking for both Athletics and Seminole Boosters, we are taking important steps to ensure the health and safety of all citizens,” said FSU Director of Athletics David Coburn.  “It is clear that discouraging gatherings of more than 10 people is essential in limiting the spread of the virus.”

Most major college sporting events have been canceled, including all of them at the NCAA level – from the men’s and women’s basketball tournament through the year-end events for baseball, softball and track and field.

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