BOURBON – After much thought and consideration, the Triton Athletic Department announced its plans for re-entry to athletic contests.
Triton used guidance from the state health department and Marshall County athletic directors, as well as the athletic directors from the Hoosier North Athletic Conference to determine the safest way to return to having fans in the stands.
The number one priority of the Triton athletic department is the health and safety of its student athletes and spectators who attend the games. This priority is always number one, regardless of whether or not the school is facing a world-wide pandemic, or it’s just another year as usual.
There are a few key things of importance that everyone should be aware of for this season. The first is Triton will not be selling sports passes this school year. Any student in grades K-6th grade must be accompanied by a parent, and must sit with their parent during the duration of the game.
Ticketing procedures for varsity football will be different than in the past, as a limited number of spectators will be allowed.
Lastly, during the duration of the state and local level mask mandate, masks will be required at all Triton athletic events. According to the IHSAA’s three phase plan, all spectator attendance is welcome from Aug. 15 forward, following approval from local health departments. The first official event that can be conducted with fans, in accordance with the IHSAA’s Phase 3, is the football scrimmage against Manchester on the 15th.
However, the Triton athletic department, with the approval of the Triton School Board, will not allow any spectators at home events until Monday, Aug. 24. The purpose of this is to allow students and student athletes to get back to school for a week before we provide any opportunity for large gatherings at any athletic event. The athletic department believes that taking this extra week will allow the school to focus in on, and refine the plan outlined below to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience at Triton Jr/Sr High School.
The first Triton athletic contest to allow fans will be on Aug. 25 when the volleyball team hosts Bremen. However, Triton will be livestreaming those events that spectator attendance is not allowed.
Several guidelines are outlined below:
1. Fans should self-screen BEFORE coming to events and if sick, or showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
2. The Triton Athletic Department will encourage social distancing at all events and at all times. Tickets may be limited due to social distancing requirements.
3. Masks are required at all times and must be worn to enter any of our facilities. This will be in place as long as the local and state wide mask mandates are in place.
4. Sanitizing stations will be available at all of our facilities and high touch areas will be cleaned frequently.
5. Signage to educate and encourage social distancing will be placed in visible and appropriate locations.
6. Concessions will be offered at all of our ticketed events and will follow all state and local food service regulations (i.e. all items will be pre-packaged, workers will be wearing masks and gloves, etc.). Water fountains will be shut off.
7. Ticket takers will be masked and gloved and we would encourage correct change when at all possible to reduce the exchange of money.
8. Children in 6th grade and below must be accompanied by a parent in order to enter a contest. These children must be seated with their parents during the duration of the contest.
9. Restrooms will be available to all patrons during the ticketed contests.
10. Game procedures will follow IHSAA and NFHS recommendations specific to each sport.
– No Season passes will be sold for the 2020-2021 season
– Ticket takers will have a set number of tickets based on the facility capacity
– Visitors will have a set number predetermined by Triton High School.
– Varsity football games will be mostly pre-sale (minimal tickets sold at the gate).
August 15th – August 22nd no fans will be permitted at any home events.
August 24th through the state of Indiana moving to the Governor’s Phase 5 will have a maximum capacity of 25% in all venues.
Indiana’s Phase 5 and until further notice will have a maximum of 50% capacity at all venues.
*Cross Country, Tennis, and Golf will have no max capacity as social distancing can easily
Home Football Ticket Distribution – a total of 275 tickets will be allotted
Football tickets for home games will be distributed pre-sale as follows:
FAMILIES OF PLAYERS, MANAGERS AND CHEERLEADERS
Monday and Tuesday of each week: football players/managers and cheerleader parents will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for home games. Football players will be allotted six tickets for use with their family, managers and cheerleaders will be allotted two tickets for use with their family. Tickets may be purchased in the high school office during the hours of 7:45-
Monday: Seniors and Juniors may purchase tickets.
Tuesday: Sophomores and Freshmen may purchase tickets
Wednesday: JH students may purchase tickets
Thursday: If there are any remaining tickets available, we will make an announcement on
Wednesday letting fans know how many additional tickets are available for pre-sale.
*** All tickets will be $5 and are non-refundable
*** Any unsold tickets from Monday – Thursday will be announced on Friday morning and those tickets will be available for purchase at the gate