Up to 200 parents will be able to attend the final McDowell home football game.
More Millcreek parents will be in the bleachers to see their children compete in McDowell and middle school sports this fall.
Millcreek Township School Board on Monday voted to allow up to 200 parents to attend the final McDowell home football game Oct. 9 at Gus Anderson Field.
The 200 fans can be seated 6 feet apart at the McDowell stadium, district administrators said.
School directors also voted to allow more parents to attend indoor games this fall.
The votes Monday were a result of a court ruling overturning Gov. Tom Wolf’s limit on public gatherings. Wolf had limited outdoor gatherings to 250 people, which, for football games, included spectators, players, band members and cheerleaders.
Athletes and others on the Gus Anderson field are not included in the district total.
Senior athletes most likely will get priority for game tickets, school administrators said, but tickets also will be available to underclassmen.
The final home football game will be against Butler High School.
For indoor sports, spectators will be limited to 42.7% of the venue’s capacity to allow for social distancing. It’s the same percentage used to calculate the number of fans that can be socially distanced at the football field.
Indoor sports this season are girls volleyball, water polo and middle school girls basketball.
School administrative and athletic staff will determine the exact number of spectators that can be socially distanced at the pool and gyms.
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