ODU reduces Chartway Arena capacity due to new COVID-19 restrictions

Posted at 7:25 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 19:25:28-05

NORFOLK, Va. ( - On Friday November 13, Governor Northam issued an amendment to "Executive Order 67 and Order of Public Health Emergency" temporarily limiting the number of people that can gather in entertainment venues, such as Chartway Arena, to 30% or 250 maximum capacity. This executive order has reduced the Chartway Arena capacity from 1,000 to a new reduced capacity of 250 effective at midnight on Sunday, November 15 until further notice.

Additional information about the executive order will be forthcoming for venue operators regarding who must be included in the 250 capacity, such as athletes, coaches, game management personnel and spectators. ODU Athletics will release more information on how the new executive order will impact ODU basketball ticket holders next week. Please visit for the most up-to-date information.