Kingston Stadium Further Reduces Attendance Capacity
They've said it was going to be an ongoing, week-by-week process to determine what safety measures would be in place for high school football attendance at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids this year, and the Cedar Rapids Gazette says one week into the season, changes are already being made.
After a crowd of 2,700 attended last week's game between Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Washington, this Friday's game between Washington and Kennedy will be played at Kingston. The games will have a capacity limit of 1,600 fans. The Gazette says fans were required to wear face-coverings and seats were marked as available or not available for use with social distancing in mind. Student sections also were widened to allow kids to spread out more.
No general admission tickets are being sold to the games this week. Rather, special wristbands will be distributed among players based on the school size to pass out to among their friends, family, and personal circle to be allowed to reserve a ticket into the game.
Students get dibs on the remaining tickets after the "wristband tickets" are gone, with juniors and seniors at the front of the line first. VIP treatment at its finest.
Kennedy Activities Director Aaron Stecker says the district will adjust attendance guidelines as required to slow the spread of coronavirus, with their eyes and ears on the numbers at all times. Iowa City schools have already banned all fans from their high school home football games.