Fans take on wintry road conditions to cheer on favorite teams

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Pom poms and snow boots, that's a popular look at Monday's semifinal Summit League Tournament games. Many fans braved the cold and rough road conditions to cheer on their favorite teams.

Dale Weber is a Jackrabbits fan from Salem. He said road conditions weren't great.

"I came from Salem, and they were terrible at Salem, and they kept getting worse as I came towards Sioux Falls. I finally got into Sioux Falls and the city streets here, trying to get to the Premier Center, there were cars in the median all the way on I-29," he said.

Conditions were worse early on, but eventually, things cleared up a bit, and fans were filling the seats.

Bryan Miller is the executive director of The Sioux Falls Sports Authority. He said he doesn't think the weather is going to keep people away.

"I think everyone is excited about their local teams being in the championships. Maybe some will stay home and watch it, but for the most part I think they will be here cheering on their teams," Miller said.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in Sioux Falls until 6 p.m. Tuesday. For Aberdeen and Watertown a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Here's a look at Tuesday's game times:

Women's Championship at 1 p.m.
Men's Championship at 8 p.m.