Attendance limited at Loggers’ season opener

by WILL LANGHORNE
The Western News | August 25, 2020 11:23 AM

Attendance at the opening game for Libby High School football will be limited to 50 percent capacity according to an Aug. 24 announcement posted on the district’s website.

Officials added the restriction to the Aug. 28 game owing to new COVID-19 guidelines designed to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. Players will receive tickets for parents and family members.* School officials will give attendance priority to high school students, staff and the immediate family of players. Officials estimate there will be around 100 additional seats available for other community members.

Anyone who would like to attend the game can fill out a “will call” form on the district’s website. While school officials will randomly draw from the pool of requests to determine who will receive a ticket, they will give priority to those with a season pass.

Officials said those who are selected from the draw will be sent an email by Thursday to confirm their attendance. Spectators must bring a copy of this email to the ticket booth to be able to buy a ticket.

According to Libby Activities Coordinator Nik Rewerts, attendance limits for Logger fans at away games for all sports will be variable. Flathead County, Browning and Butte will not allow any away visitors. Some cities, including Polson and Ronan will only allow two spectators per player.

Libby Athletic Director Jim Germany reminded Libby volleyball fans they will not be allowed to attend the Aug. 29 game that will be held in Columbia Falls.

*Due to an error on the school district’s website, this article previously stated that players will only get two tickets for family members. The school district has since changed the announcement and this article has been updated to reflect this.