Thanks to Governor's Burgum's announcement that the state COVID-19 threat level will move from Orange to Yellow, more fans will be in the stands at sporting events starting this Friday.

According to a press release from Bismarck Public Schools,   Bismarck Public Schools has adjusted attendance guidelines for the winter season and intends to follow the NDHSAA regular season attendance guidelines for the yellow phase. These guidelines call for 50% of capacity with a total number of spectators not to exceed either 500 or 750 people depending on the tier and go into effect beginning Friday, January 8th at 8am.

Ticketed Events: Basketball: Ticket sales for basketball games will be limited to the first 750 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase. BPS reserves the right to voucher games where projected attendance may exceed the 750 person capacity. In these instances, vouchers will be distributed to teams in advance with remaining tickets available for purchase at the door.

Hockey: VFW: Vouchers will be used for games against in town opponents. For these games, athletes will receive vouchers and the remaining 350 tickets will be available to the public on a first come, first served basis. For games against out of town teams, ticket sales will be limited to the first 650 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase. Capital Ice Complex: Vouchers will be used for games against in town opponents. For these games, athletes will receive vouchers and the remaining 150 tickets will be available to the public on a first come, first served basis. For games against out of town teams, ticket sales will be limited to the first 250 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase.

Wrestling: Ticket sales for wrestling contests will be limited to the first 750 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase.

Gymnastics: Vouchers will be used for gymnastics. The capacity limitation is 162. Each school will receive vouchers from the BPS Activities office. Dance: Ticket sales for dance competitions will be limited to the first 750 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase.

Swimming: Ticket sales for events held at the BSC Aquatic Center will be limited to the first 333 tickets sold. Individuals purchasing tickets for others will be limited to no more than two per person unless your party is in attendance at the time of the purchase.

Concerts/Fine Arts: Based upon the event, vouchers may still be used depending on the space used and the number of participants. Information will be shared with students by their instructors and will be indicated in the comments of the online schedule for the event.

Other Schools: Attendance procedures at schools throughout the state may vary with some schools continuing to issue vouchers and in some instances, attendance being restricted or fans not being allowed. Athletes should check with their coach prior to going out of town.


 

 

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