Green Bay women have two more games canceled
GREEN BAY – The UW-Green Bay-Cleveland State and Green Bay-Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball games scheduled for Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, respectively, have been canceled due to COVID-19 implications resulting from positive tests within the Green Bay program.
Horizon League policy, vetted by multiple membership groups and approved by the Horizon League Council, states that contests that are canceled due to COVID-19 are to be considered forfeits unless deemed a no-contest by the commissioner.
League policy authorizes the commissioner to deem a cancellation a no-contest when the involved institution can demonstrate that extraordinary circumstances led to the cancellation.
Given the surge in positive cases due to the Omicron variant, the council agreed that a high volume of breakthrough cases among vaccinated individuals is considered extraordinary.
Green Bay sought to deem the missed competitions as no contests because the team was unable to field a team due to breakthrough cases among vaccinated student-athletes, but no decision has been made by the Horizon League at this point.
This was the fifth game the Phoenix have had canceled or postponed due to COVID this season.
Fans who purchased single-game tickets for this game can be refunded.
Season ticket holders will have the option to exchange their tickets for a future regular-season game this season or can be refunded upon request.
Fans who requested a refund for any previous cancellations will automatically be added to our refund list for this cancellation as well.
Fans who had tickets to the women’s basketball games this weekend are encouraged to exchange their women’s tickets for FREE entry to the men’s games at the Resch Center Saturday, Jan. 15.
Fans can do this by showing their ticket at the Resch Center box office or by calling the Phoenix ticket office at 920-465-2625.
Season ticket holders who do not request an exchange or refund will have the value of their tickets go to support Phoenix Athletics.
The Phoenix are back in action next weekend with a home-and-home doubleheader with UW-Milwaukee.
Green Bay hosts the Panthers Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. before traveling to Milwaukee Sunday, Jan. 23.
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