This will change the atmosphere of the games at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse for home games.

406 MT Sports is reporting that Montana State University Athletic Director Leon Costello announced that they won't be allowing any fans in the stands to start the 2020-2021 basketball season for both the MSU men's and women's home games.

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His reasoning behind this huge decision is due to the fact that there has been a huge surge of COVID-19 cases not only in our county but throughout the state and to keep the players, staff and coaches safe they have decided this is the best route to go.

As of right now the MSU women's basketball teams seasons starts on November 25th and that's a home game. There haven't been any word on when the MSU men's team will have a nonconference schedule but hopefully it will be announced soon.

This whole year has been a whirlwind with changes. the Big Sky conference moved their football season to the spring and now the MSU men's and women's basketball teams won't have one of the biggest factors for their home games...the fans.

The stands are always packed for home games. From locals to the pep band and the incredible student section. Everyone comes out in force to cheer on the Bobcats and help them get a win.

Gallatin County and Montana needs to stop the surge of cases of COVID-19 if we even want to have a chance of getting fans in the stands. No matter what we will cheer on the Bobcats.

For more details, check out 406 MT Sports.