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Callaway Stadium Seating Capacity Limited during COVID-19 Pandemic

Callaway Stadium Seating Capacity Limited during COVID-19 Pandemic

Jared Boggs

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The stands will look a bit less crowded this year at Callaway Stadium as Troup County Schools limit seating capacity to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The measure helps ensure that attendees are able to safely socially distance while watching football this season.

According to a release sent by LaGrange High Athletic Secretary Tiffany Bailey, “seating capacity has been reduced 30%.” This could result in a capacity of just 750 people per side, with LaGrange High students guaranteed as many as 150 tickets.  This would leave roughly 600 available seats on the home side for Troup County schools during non-rivalry matchups (seating numbers subject to change). Once capacity has been met, fans will be directed to sit on the “away” side.

This may not always be possible, LaGrange Athletic Director Mike Pauley noted. Popular rivalry games, such as the heated matchup between Troup and LaGrange, will likely reach capacity on both sides, meaning that fans who arrive after capacity has been met will not be able to enter the stadium.

Seats are guaranteed, but not reserved, for those with season ticket packages. Officials are encouraging those who wish to secure a seat for the Troup-LaGrange matchup to purchase a season ticket package, as tickets may be severely limited or unavailable game day should capacity already be reached. Season ticket packages are $65.00 per person. Single game tickets are $10 for all games, but the Troup-LaGrange game which will be $15 per person.

Limited seating isn’t the only COVID-combating measure currently in place under TCSS mandates. Bailey outlines the following additional protocols in her release:

  • Extra bleachers will be in the endzones to allow for distancing options
  • Everyone’s temperature will be checked when entering the stadium.
  • Facial coverings are being recommended.
  • Families are expected to group as they socially distance.
  • Efficient exiting will be expected at the event’s conclusion

Of note, seating capacity limitations affect all TCSS schools playing at Callaway Stadium, including both Troup and Callaway High Schools. Those wishing to purchase season ticket packages should contact the respective athletic department for more information.

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