The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought many changes to our daily lives. The State of Texas and UIL have released stadium and gym capacity limitations that will drastically impact high school athletic contests. The new regulations limit stadiums to 50% maximum capacity while still adhering to Social Distancing Guidelines.
These restrictions limit Eschenburg Stadium to 720 fans in the Home stands and 246 fans in the Visitor stands. Students who participate in Friday Night Football Games include the Football Team, Marching Band, Cheerleaders, Dance Team, ROTC and Visiting Teams. There are approximately 330 students who participate in these groups. FISD has made the decision to allot each student who performs at a Football Game two tickets. In agreement with member schools of our Football District, we will also allot tickets for the Visiting Teams Players. This ticket allotment will consume the total amount of seating available.
It is important to us that students who perform at the games are able to share that experience with their families, first and foremost. We want to assure you we exhausted every option before making this decision. We understand this decision means some of our biggest supporters will not be allowed to attend games this year. It is our hope the stadium capacity limitations will only affect us this season. The Athletic Department Office will reserve season ticket holders’ option to purchase season tickets for the 2021 Football Season.
FISD appreciates your support of our students who perform during Friday night football games. We know many of you have purchased season tickets for many years. Live streaming will be available for our fans so you will not miss out on any of the Friday night action.
There is the possibility tickets may become available if students do not use their allotments. If there are extra tickets, the Athletic Office will contact 2019 Season Ticket Holders to offer them the opportunity to purchase two tickets. The list will be randomly generated and not repeated until everyone has had the option to attend at least one game. This does not mean we can guarantee you the opportunity to attend a game, but we will make every effort if/when it becomes available.
Thank you for your patience as we work through a difficult situation and decision. We appreciate your understanding as give our parents the opportunity to see their children participate in activities that enrich their lives in so many ways.
If you have any questions, please contact FISD Executive Director, Michael Schroller, at email@example.com or 830-393-5300. Thank you for your continued support of our FHS students.