Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Flathead County schools increase number of fans allowed at events

by Daily Inter Lake
| September 10, 2020 8:50 PM

On the eve of Glacier High’s football opener against visiting Helena Capital, it has been announced that the number of fans allowed for each home participant has been increased to four.

Mark Dennehy, activities director for Glacier High School, announced the changes to Flathead County’s policy in reference to high school sports events via email Thursday evening.

Originally two tickets were allowed for each home participant and none for out-of-county athletes; now visiting teams are allowed two tickets per participant as well.

For home fans, the two lanyards given to each athlete will now allow two people into Legends Stadium for Friday’s 7 p.m. game. Spectators are to check in at the ticket booth, show the lanyard and give the name and number of the player or participant.

The home band will be allowed to perform at homecoming only, with each member provided with four tickets for entrance.

Visitors also check in with their passes and/or tickets provided by their school, etc.

Visiting teams are expected to provide a list with cell phone numbers for the attendees prior to the event. In the event a name isn’t on the list it can be added at the ticket booth.

An administrator/parent game coordinator for the visiting team will work with the home activities director to help the process.

Several rules concerning the COVID-19 remain in place: No co-mingling with coaches, players or fans before, during or after the event; all attendees must wear masks and social distance.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the high school bands would perform at all home games in Flathead County. They can perform only at homecoming.