Good news and bad news for sports fans in the Cape district.
Cape Superintendent Bob Fulton recommended no fall sports for district middle schools this year at the Oct. 8 school board meeting, due to limited time left in the season and not enough games for teams to play.
The board voted unanimously to waive admission fees to athletic events at Cape High until further notice.
Fulton said officials didn’t want to exchange money or passes, and wanted to help families who may be struggling financially during the pandemic. With the limited number of spectators allowed, he said, it would cost more to hire workers to collect money and check passes than admission prices would bring in anyway.
For now, only a limited number of spectators will be permitted; at football games, for instance, each athlete, band member and cheerleader will receive two tickets to give to family members, Assistant Superintendent Jenny Nauman said.
Spectators must wear masks and will be temperature-checked before admittance, Fulton said. No visiting spectators will be allowed, to ensure social distancing.
Home games will be streamed, with more information to follow, Fulton said.