Immediate family members of game day roster athletes will be permitted at Northwest Allen County Schools athletic events beginning Sept. 1. Athletes will be given an allotted a ticket allowance depending on facility capacity.

Based on guidance from the Allen County Health Department, in accordance with Stage 4.5 of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan, Northwest Allen County Schools announced Friday that they would allow a certain number of fans at sporting events beginning Sept. 1.

Athletes listed on the game day roster will be allotted a ticket allowance for immediate family members depending on facility capacity. Each school district will decide how tickets are to be distributed or purchased for each event.

This step in the district’s “Fans in the Stands” plan is set to continue through Sept. 13, at which point future guidelines will be determined.

Face coverings and social distancing will still be required at sporting events, and all guests will be required to sit in designated locations. At Carroll High School, fans will be asked to sit on seats with blue tape. The school will take measures against large groups gathered in stands and along fences.

Guests will pay the regular admission price. At Carroll High School, previously purchased punch cards will be honored, but no other passes will be accepted.

Only essential personnel — athletes, coaches and media — will be allowed on the sidelines.

Away events will follow the guidelines from the host school.

For non-ticketed events, including boys tennis, cross country and girls golf, only parents and guardians are allowed to attend. Face masks and social distancing are required.

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