Dear Monticello community,
As many of you have likely heard by now, the Minnesota State High School League ruled recently that high school football and volleyball can be played this fall. We are thrilled to have this opportunity. However, to ensure that our student athletes have the chance to play their entire season as they deserve, it is critically important that we follow all guidelines as a community.
For our indoor sporting events, that unfortunately means we are not able to have any fans in attendance at events. At home games, we will be working to provide livestreams to the Varsity events and potentially some lower level matches as well.
For outdoor events, state guidelines require that we have a maximum of 250 spectators attending a game. To allow family members from each team to watch and support their children, that means our football team will have 150 tickets to delegate for every home game and 100 tickets to delegate for every away game. We will also be livestreaming the Varsity football games on YouTube to watch from the comfort of your homes.
Our football team will be carrying 50 players on the varsity roster this year. Each player will get two tickets per game that they will be able to give to two people of their choosing. That information will be entered and tracked via district spreadsheets in order to help with contact tracing and proper protocols should we have any COVID-19 related incidents at an event. Families will be asked to pay up front for their allotment of season tickets, with payment due by Thursday, Oct. 8 to Monticello High School.
Player tickets will take up our entire allotment for away games, but will leave 50 tickets remaining to our three home games. For those games, we will be making tickets available to just our senior class at Monticello High School. For lower level football games, we are asking that only immediate family attend at this time.
We are saddened that we cannot welcome all of the community members who have always provided incredible support to our program to the field this year, but we felt it necessary to prioritize our students and families and to give them the best experience we possibly can in the midst of these trying circumstances.
Due to state guidelines and in the interest of keeping our students, families, and community safe, we also absolutely will not be able to allow fans to watch from outside of the stadium. We ask that all students, staff, and community members respect this request to help ensure that our student athletes have the chance to do what they love.
Thank you for understanding, and thank you for your ongoing support of all of our activities and athletics in Monticello School District.