By Owen Russell
Fall sports are back with full force at Brooklyn College. Last year saw the long-awaited return of sports to campus, but with the cloud of COVID still looming and prohibiting fan attendance. This season marks the first time since 2019 that some sports will have fans back on the stands.
“We are excited for another Brooklyn College Bulldogs Athletics fall season,” Alex Lang, associate athletic director and women’s basketball coach, told the Vanguard. “We started to have spectators last spring but limited it to Brooklyn College students, staff, and faculty. We plan to open it to those outside the campus this year,” Lang added.
Under the new policy, family members again have the chance to watch their loved ones compete for the Bulldogs. To attend the games, non-Brooklyn College visitors must show proof of either vaccination or a negative PCR test within seven days prior to the event. More information can be found on the Brooklyn College Athletics website.
BC students hoping to attend a game this fall need only to show their green key, the same as how they access the campus. Events are free and do not require a ticket.
While inter-collegiate sports have been back at Brooklyn for over a year now, intramurals have yet to see a comeback. “We are still in the planning phase for intramurals and will promote it when active,” Lang explained. In the meantime, students can make full use of the athletic center. Whether it be the basketball court or the pool, students are allowed to use the facilities on campus for free. If students have any questions, they can visit Brooklyn College Athletics.
Bulldog fans will get their first chance to attend an event on Tuesday, Sept. 6 when the women’s volleyball team takes on the US Merchant Marine Academy.