Franklin High School announced this week that with Governor Roy Cooper’s recent announcement of COVID19 restrictions being eased, sporting events will now be open at 30% capacity for fans.
For home games, pre-sale tickets will first be offered to parents of athletes and band members participating in the contest. Once tickets have been purchased by parents, pre-sale tickets will then open up to the general public.
In addition, tickets will also be available at the gate on game day, but admittance cannot be guaranteed. Due to limited capacities, only NCHSAA issued Administrator passes will be accepted for athletic events.
According to NCHSAA guidelines, all spectators will be required to wear face coverings and socially distance unless they are immediate family. Also, spectators must remain seated throughout the entire contest with the exception of going to the restroom or concession stand, entering/leaving the event or standing for the national anthem.
Franklin High School administration stated that more details on ticket sales will soon be made available to the public. Details on attendance at away contests are currently at the discretion of the hosting school.
As a special note for football, all fans must enter through the main gate at lower parking lot. The top gate will only be used as an exit, and the back gate will strictly be for support staff, athletes, and coaches.
The Panthers opened the football season against Hayesville on Monday and received their first win after defeating the yellow jackets 28-7. Franklin will play Muprhy tonight, March 5. Franklin High School is scheduled to play their home opener against Hendersonville on March 12.