Indians to open season at home September 4

Gameday COVID-19 safety procedures to be in place at Seminole Stadium

 

Are you ready for some football in this new-normal COVID-19 altered world? In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, Seminole County head coach Trey Woolf and his 2020 Indians have been working hard getting ready for the 2020 gridiron campaign.

   Earlier in the Summer, because of
COVID-19  safety first guidelines, the high school football season in Georgia for GHSA member schools was pushed back by two weeks with games starting on September 4th. The entire previously set season schedule had to be reset, practice was allowed to begin on July 27th and teams began using pads on August 1. 

The 2020 Seminole County Indian varsity football season opens at home on September 4 with a game against the Early County Bobcats. After an open date on September 11 the Indians will travel to Brookwood in Thomasville on September 18, travel to Turner County on September 25, visit Baconton on October 9 and travel to Randolph Clay on October 23. October 2 and 16 are also open dates.

The Indians will host Mitchell County in Donalsonville on October 30, and travel to Colquitt for the annual border war game with Miller County on November 6. Seminole County closes out the regular season with two home games, welcoming Pelham on November 13 and Terrell County on November 20.  All games will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Following Georgia High School Association recommended guidelines the following Seminole County Football Gametoid Procedures will be in place for all 2020 home games at Seminole Stadium in Donalsonville.

Ticket procedure

Home football games will limit stadium available seating capacity to 50%.  Due to the uncertainty in the Fall sport season, only general admission tickets will be sold.  There will be no reserved seating tickets and no all-sport passes for the 2020-21 sports calendar.  

400 home general admission tickets will be available for sale for each home game.  Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  Fans may purchase tickets Monday through Thursday in the front office at Seminole County Middle/High School (SCMHS) beginning on Monday prior to the contest.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the stadium ticket booth on game night.  The cost of the tickets will be $7.00. 

300 tickets will be available for the visiting team spectators.  Those tickets will be sold at the visitor ticket booth until they are gone. Visiting schools will have the option of purchasing and pre-selling their tickets

All Georgia High School Association (GHSA) passes will be honored and must be presented at the designated pass gate.

Stadium attendance

Spectators will be encouraged to social distance in the visitor and home seating areas through signage and public address announcements.

Fans will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask while attending the event.

Children must be supervised at all times.  Unsupervised children will be returned to their parents.

Fans are encouraged to bring their own chairs for social distancing and will be allowed in the end zone areas.

No loitering will be allowed around the concession
areas and in the end zones.  Spectators must remain in the bleachers unless they are visiting the concession area or the restrooms.

No fans will be allowed to enter the playing area before, during, or after the event.

Bands

The Seminole County Green Machine will occupy their traditional section of the stadium next to the Field House.  No fans will be allowed in that section to allow for social distancing of the band members throughout the contest.  

Visiting bands will be encouraged not to attend due to the lack of bleacher space for social distancing on the visitor side.  If the opposing band chooses to come they will occupy the grassy areas of Seminole Stadium’s north end zone. The area will be identified by being partitioned off.

Restrooms

Restrooms will be accessible with ample handwashing availability and hand sanitizer stations provided.

Restrooms will have signage limiting occupancy to promote social distancing.

Pressbox area          

Only necessary personnel will be allowed in the pressbox.  Social distancing will be observed and the area will be sanitized.  Sanitizing supplies will be available for individual use.

Concessions

Concessions will continue to be run by booster clubs to support local programs.

Masks and gloves will be worn for workers in the concession area.

Grilled items will be individually wrapped.

Condiments will be in packet form.

Customer lines for concessions will be marked for social distancing.

Screening/temperature check 

for visiting teams

SCMHS Athletic Director will communicate with the visiting Athletic Director and get confirmation that screening has been completed before arrival (per GHSA Guidelines).

SCMHS Athletic Director  will confirm screening of SCMHS athletes and personnel (per GHSA Guidelines).

Officials

The officials dressing area will comply with GHSA By-Law 2.71.  The Game Manager will be in charge of the officials and enforcement of these rules.

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