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2021 API set to allow limited crowd

Attendance at this year's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge will be limited to 25%.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

This year's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge will look a bit different than previous iterations, as the annual PGA event will be limited to just 25% capacity.

In coordination between local health officials and the PGA Tour, the event — which takes place March 4-7 — will be limited to a quarter of its capacity, as a means to allow for proper social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Day-specific tickets will be offered for general admission, priced at $65 for Thursday; $75 for Friday; $80 for Saturday and Sunday," the press release states. "Mastercard cardholders will receive exclusive pricing, a $5 discount, on general admission tickets. These are the only days on which fans will be permitted on site — no fans will be allowed for practice rounds or Pro-Ams earlier in the week — and fans will be required to present a valid ticket to enter tournament grounds via a contactless admissions process."

Along with the changes to tickets — which includes multi-day tickets no longer being available — there will be no shuttle services for the tournament, though on-site parking passes can be purchased for $50 each day.

As far as safety precautions go, each spectator must have their temperature checked and fill out a health questionnaire. Spectators must will also be required to wear a mask at all times, except while actively eating or drinking.

For more information on the changes to this year's API, go to

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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