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High school football: Mustang announces safety procedures affecting fan seating and sideline access

With fall athletics continuing as planned, Mustang Public Schools is implementing several new safety procedures that affect seating for fans and sideline access during football games.

“Once we got the word, we began working through the logistics to create the safest option for all while allowing some form of spectatorship for our sports,” Mustang Athletic Director Robert Foreman said in a release. “We have already implemented safety protocols in softball and volleyball who have already had competitions, and now we are preparing for football, our biggest spectator sport.”

The Bronco Stadium will be sold at half capacity which translates to 3,750 seats and facemask coverings will be required by those in attendance. 

Season ticket holders will be guaranteed a seat in the stadium but will not be giving access to the same seat every game. The seatback section will be spaced for social distancing so season ticket holders will have to split time between the bleachers and seatback section. 

Along with seating restrictions, sideline access will also be limited to allow for players to distance between the 15-yard lines.

The protocols will begin on Friday, as Mustang holds its first high school football scrimmage of the season. 

“We are relying on our patrons to help us in making this plan work so that we can afford this opportunity for everyone,” Foreman continued. “This is a fluid situation, and things could change, but if we don’t get this right, we risk being forced to cancel Athletics for the fall or even the year.”

Tickets for Friday’s scrimmage will go on sale for $5 on Wednesday at the Mustang High School Event Center/Athletics office from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4 p.m. My Tee Designs will also sell tickets.





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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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