Rams News · Spectator Guidelines — 10/12/20

Dear Parents, Athletes and Ram Fans,

This post is to communicate some changes that have recently occurred in regards to the number of spectators allowed at SHPS athletic events. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the MHSAA released guidelines during the middle of last week that could potentially allow more spectators at certain venues. These new guidelines allow for a percentage of the fixed seating capacity for both indoor and outdoor events, so long as those spectators can be safely distanced. You can click here for full summary of the rules.

Because priority for tickets goes to participants, their families and our students first, rules for spectators may vary based on the capacity of the facility and the nature of the event.

Events at Radcliffe:
SHPS is currently allowed to host a relatively large number of individuals at Ratcliffe Field and because of that will likely not limit the number of spectators at sporting events that are unlikely to reach capacity. At this point we will not be limiting capacity for home soccer games or JV football games unless our ticket count reaches the limit.

Varsity football games will have to be regulated due to their high likelihood of reaching capacity. Tickets will be allocated to participants, their families and students first.

Indoor Events:
JV and freshman volleyball games, because we can only use half of the bleachers during play, will still be limited to two tickets per spectator. However, once those games are done and the second set of bleachers is extended, we will open up the gym to the full capacity of spectators allowable during varsity volleyball matches, on a first come first served basis.

For middle school volleyball, because of the smaller capacity of Baseline’s Gym, we will continue with the two tickets per participant rule until further notice.

Events in the pool, which is also limited because of a smaller capacity, will be held to two guests per participant.