The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department has approved a variance which will allow for greater attendance at the high school state championship football game: East vs. Thunder Basin at Okie Blanchard Stadium.
This variance increases the maximum number of spectators allowed at home football games during the playoffs from 1,000 to 2,000 at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.
“Our goal is to safely utilize Laramie County School District 1’s outdoor facilities as host sites for high school football playoff games and allow the public access that would not have otherwise been available,” LCSD1 Assistant Superintendent of Support Operations Dave Bartlett said.
All spectators will be required to wear face coverings throughout the event and tickets will be presold. Players will have five presale tickets available for family. Cheer and band will have two presale tickets available for family. Visitor and family presale tickets will be offered through Wednesday of game week and remaining tickets will be offered for presale to the public.
Tickets will be sold at East High School from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 in the East ticket booth at the Okie Blanchard Sports Complex.
Tickets not used by Thunder Basin will be available for sale to walk up spectators who will be directed to a single point of sale away from the main entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectator numbers will be monitored to ensure maximum capacity does not exceed 2,000.
Student, visitor and general spectator entrances and seating areas will be designated, and alternating rows of bleachers will remain empty.
Two separate concession stands will be open serving prepackaged items. Servers and cashiers will adhere to restaurant guidelines.
Social distancing protocols will be followed. In addition, stands and commonly touched surfaces will be frequently sanitized throughout the event.