SAN ANGELO, Texas — Because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Concho Valley and in conjunction with local health officials, the San Angelo Independent School District said it made the "difficult decision" to restrict attendance capacity to 2,500 attendees for the Central High School vs. Odessa Permian High School football game Friday night.
An SAISD press release said tickets for the game will be available only Bobcats participants (football, Tex-Anns, JROTC, band and cheer) and their immediate household members with a limit of four tickets per household).
"San Angelo ISD and Central High School recognize the importance of these experiences for our students, and will dedicate a limited number of tickets to our senior class students," the release said.
Tickets will not be sold at the gate and no passes will be accepted for admittance including: Gold Card, military pass, teacher ID, THSCA, TGCA, THSADA, and all district passes.
Masks will be required at all times within the stadium unless actively eating or drinking. Anyone who does not comply will be directed to leave. If mask requirements are not followed, local officials have indicated they will end the game, potentially causing the game to be forfeited.
"The health and safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority," the release said. "We appreciate the understanding of our Bobcat students, families, and fans as we work with local health officials to make decisions that are in the best interests of our students, staff, and the greater community. We wish our players success on the field against Permian - Sic ‘Em Cats!"
For more information, go to saisd.org and the district's Facebook and Twitter accounts.