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Shelbyville ISD Athletics Event Procedures for 2020-21

Posted Date: 08/18/2020

Shelbyville ISD Athletics Event Procedures for 2020-21


  • Spectators will be screened and may be refused entry if deemed necessary by admittance staff. 
  • All spectators are expected to wear face coverings and to follow social distancing (6-feet separation).
  • Shelbyville ISD will restrict gym seating to 50% capacity. 


  • Spectators will be screened and may be refused entry if deemed necessary by admittance staff.
  • All adult spectators are expected to wear face coverings and to practice social distancing (6-feet separation). 
  • All spectators (home and visitor) must have a  ticket to gain admittance to varsity football games.   
  • Under the current social distancing guidelines, Shelbyville ISD is restricted to 50% capacity.  As a result, home bleachers will only have 500 seats (including standing-room) available and visitor bleachers will be limited  to 200 seats (including standing-room).   


  • Seating capacity for visitors is limited to 200 (including standing-room). 
  • Visitors’ tickets sales will be presale only, no tickets will be sold at the gate
  • Shelbyville ISD will deliver 200 tickets/vouchers to each visiting school for presale prior to each varsity football game at Dragon Stadium.  Due to limited seating capacities and other issues related to COVID-19, the Dragon Marching Band will not be traveling to away games this season.  SISD prefers visiting schools not bring their marching bands to Dragon Stadium this football season.   Nonetheless, if a visiting school chooses to bring its band to Dragon Stadium, each band member must have a ticket/voucher for admittance.  Although band member tickets will not be charged an admission fee, all tickets issued to band members will count against the 200-ticket limit for visitors. 
  • Visitors will not be allowed to purchase home side tickets or sit on the home side.


  • Ticket prices for Dragon Stadium varsity football games will be $5.00 for ALL admission. 
  • For the 2020 season, all spectators (home or visitor) must have a ticket to gain admittance.
  • To adhere to social distancing guidelines, seating for home athletic contests and events will be restricted.  As a result, Shelbyville ISD will offer a limited number of home side tickets (50% capacity, approximately 500 tickets. 
  • Presale tickets (limit of 2) will be offered only to Friday night participants’ parents/families on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Shelbyville ISD Guard Booth.  After this presale, all remaining tickets will be sold at the ticket booth on Friday nights. 
  • Friday night ticket sales will be on a first-come basis.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early.  No seats should be saved.   Once capacity has been reached, ticket sales will cease.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to purchase home side tickets or sit on the home side.


  • As per district rules for district varsity football away games, fans must obtain a presale ticket voucher. 
  • Parents of our Friday night away game participants (football players, managers, and cheerleaders) will be given first opportunity to obtain ticket vouchers every Monday.  Participants/family members will be able to secure their ticket vouchers (limit of 2) on Monday before each away game at the Shelbyville ISD Guard Booth (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).  Families needing more than two tickets will need to try and secure the additional tickets from the tickets offered to the general public Tuesday through Thursday at the Shelbyville ISD Guard Booth.
  • After Monday, the remaining presale ticket vouchers for the district away football games will be offered to the public on a first come basis (limit of 4) and may be obtained at the Shelbyville ISD Guard Booth Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 to 1:30.  All away game tickets are presale tickets, no tickets will be sold at the gate on Fridays.  If you do not secure a ticket voucher by Thursday at 1:30 p.m., you will not be admitted to the away game.
  • After securing a presale ticket voucher, Dragon fans will take their ticket vouchers to the opposing team’s stadium on Friday night and then pay for admittance to the game.


  • Visiting teams and participants are expected to wear face coverings. 
  • Shelbyville ISD will designate a cleaned and disinfected area for teams to unload and load buses separate from fans, spectators, and other individuals not essential to the team or group. 
  • Visitors’ locker rooms will be cleaned and sanitized by SISD before the visiting team arrives.  Visiting teams are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting equipment once it is unloaded.  Schools should limit access to these facilities to only students and staff essential for the game, contest, or event. 
  • Before each game, contest, or event, schools should follow the screening protocols for all staff members, contractors, volunteers, sports officials, contest judges, and any individuals otherwise involved in working the event.  All individuals should also self-screen.


  • Pre-game or pre-event meetings between teams and/or sports and contest officials should be planned to allow appropriate distancing between individuals. 
  • Pre-game and post-game gestures of sportsmanship should be conducted between teams and sports and contest officials in ways planned to help reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. 
  • All participants will be provided with entry and exit plans for contest areas that maintain separation from non-participants and fans. Individuals not essential to the team or group should not be given access to contest areas, performance areas, courts, or fields at all before, during, or after contests and events.
  • Staff and students will enter and exit competition areas using designated access points and flow of traffic.  Upon completion of games, staff and students will exit the competition areas and fans are expected to promptly exit the stadium. 
  • No one will be allowed on the field or track following the contest.


  • Press box seating should follow social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines when possible. 


  • Visiting coaches will use the press box located at the visitors’ side bleachers.


  • Spectators should follow social distancing and wear facial coverings at the concession stand areas.
  • Concession stand items will be offered for sale, but COVID-19 precautions will require limited access to concession stands.  Spectators should plan on using the concession stand located on their side of the stadium. 


  • Shelbyville ISD game administrators and police officers will be available at all games.


  • Shelbyville ISD appreciates the understanding and cooperation offered by our learning community while we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  SISD will continually evaluate our health and safety measures to help insure all members of the Shelbyville Dragon family are protected as much as possible.  Thanks for your unyielding support of our students, faculty and staff…DRAGON PRIDE!

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5322 Hwy 87 South
Shelbyville, Texas 75973
Phone: 936-598-2641
Fax: 936-598-6842