Cuba schools announce restrictions on sports attendance

    The Cuba School District will be putting restrictions in place for some of its sporting events this season. Among the changes will be a reduction in fan attendance to 50 percent capacity for both football and softball.


    At home football games, facemasks will be recommended and social distancing will be required. Attendance will be capped at 50 percent, with a maximum of 750 spectators allowed.
    Each football player, along with band and drill team members, will receive four tickets during the week leading up to the contest in order to guarantee parents and other family members will be able to get into the game.
    Each visiting team will receive 100 game tickets that will be mailed to the school. Those tickets will guarantee paid admission into that game only. A visitors’ section will be marked in the stands.
    General admission, including students, staff, and the community, will make up the remaining occupancy up to 750 people. There will only be 200 general admission tickets available, with 450 going to players, band, and drill team members, and 100 going to the visiting team.
    Everyone in attendance will be required to pay admission and all spectators will enter through the main ticket booth, with a designated gate for home tickets, visiting tickets, and general admission. Signs will be  posted to help spectators as they arrive and the gate will open at 5:30 p.m.
    For volleyball, facemasks will also be recommended and social distancing will be required. Attendance will be limited to just 33 percent capacity, up to 350 spectators.
    Each volleyball player will be given four tickets that will guarantee admission to games, while each visiting team will receive 75 tickets. That will leave a total of 175 general admission tickets available.
    Visiting spectators will sit in the left bleachers as they enter the gym, while home spectators will sit on the right side, opposite of the team benches.
    All those in attendance will be required to pay admission and should have their tickets available at the game. Signs will be posted to assist people as they arrive. The entry gate will open at 4 p.m.
    Since the school district does not charge admission to softball games or their home cross country meet, there will be no attendance restrictions, but social distancing will be required.