Athletics Capacity & Ticket Plan Information

September 17, 2020

Tomball ISD Families,

We look forward to the start of the 2020 Fall Athletics season in Tomball ISD. With guidelines set by the UIL, we have worked hard to ensure we have proper protocols in place for a safe and exciting atmosphere for our athletes, fine arts performers and spectators.

Below you will find venue guidelines as well as capacity information and details regarding our new online ticketing system. All tickets will be sold online only this year and in a “wave” cycle (which will begin Sunday, Sept. 20) with specific details listed below. Games for this week are currently online and will be made available based on the assigned date of the event.

You can also visit our Athletics page on TomballISD.net for the same information: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/gameday/. Please make sure you select the school you’d like to buy tickets for.

COVID-19 Capacity & Ticket Plans for Athletic Events – Tomball ISD

The following plans are in accordance with UIL Guidelines for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation and are subject to change based on local COVID-19 transmission data and updates from TEA and UIL.

As guidance is updated, we will continue to provide revisions to our rules and practices related to being in compliance. We thank you for your cooperation.

ALL ATHLETIC VENUE RULES
All employees, parents, visitors and students ten years of age or older must wear a mask or face covering upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or playing in the contest.

  • UIL guidelines state that schools may allow spectators to attend games, contests, or events within a maximum 50% capacity limitation, provided that appropriate spacing between spectators is maintained.
  • All venue concession stands will be limited to packaged items only with the exception of meals provided by catered vendors (ex. Chick-fil-A)
  • Football Gates open: 1 hour before kickoff
  • All other venues: Gates open 30 minutes prior to start time

FOOTBALL CAPACITY  
TISD stadium has a total capacity of 7,455 seats.

  • Home: 4,588
    • Available seats: 2,295
  • Visitor: 2,867
    • Only 300 seats will be provided to the visiting team.
    • The tickets will be given to the opposing Athletic Director for their own process for distribution.
  • In order to accommodate 2,295 spectators on the home side, the band and drill team will sit in 3 of the 4 sections on the visitor’s side.
  • As a result, the visiting team’s band and drill teams will not be allowed to attend the game due to space restrictions.
  • This practice of limiting opposing bands and drill teams is becoming common to provide more socially distanced seating for home spectators.
  • TISD understands and accepts that we will be limited as visitors in opposing stadiums as well for safety and spacing strategies.

TICKET SALES
Ticket sales will move to a touchless system where tickets will be available online only to protect staff who sell tickets and our parents and community who interact with ticket sellers.

*** Games are in the process of being added into the new ticket system so please be patient as upcoming events will be added very soon for volleyball and football.

Online ticketing purchasing information is available on our TMHS campus website at: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/administrative-services/athletics/tickets

  • The ticket vendor will adhere to our capacity limits for all athletic venues and sporting events.
  • All tickets will be general admission within specific sections.  No specific row and seat within the section will be designated.
  • There will be no season tickets sold this season.
  • Each section will be limited to 50% capacity.
  • Spectators can sit in any row that is open and must social distance themselves from the nearest spectator. Family units are allowed to sit together without consideration for social distancing.

TICKET PRICING

FOOTBALL PRICING (including online fee)

  • Junior High & Sub-Varsity: $3 students / $5 adults
  • Varsity: $6 students / $8 adults

ALL OTHER SPORTS PRICING

  • $3 students / $5 adults

PATRIOTIC SHOW PRICING

  • $10 students / $10 adults
  • More information coming soon.

FOOTBALL 
Tickets will be made available on a week-by-week basis according to the “waves” cycle.

** The “waves” ticketing cycle will begin on Sunday, September 20. **

  • Wave 1 (Sunday-Monday): Parents of athletes and fine arts performers of that specific contest.
    • 4 tickets max per student.
    • Parents will have first rights to purchase tickets beginning Sunday at 12:01 am through Monday at 11:59 pm.  Any unclaimed tickets from Wave 1 will enter into the next Wave.
  • Wave 2 (Tuesday): Previous Season Tickets Holders + Wave 1
    • Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday at 12:01 am through Tuesday 11:59 pm.
  • Wave 3 (Wednesday-Gameday): General Public + Waves 1 & 2
    • Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday 12:01 am through the date of the game.
    • Open to anyone for purchase with a 4 ticket limit.

VOLLEYBALL 
Tickets will be made available on a game-by-game basis according to the “waves” cycle for Tuesday and Friday contests.

** The “waves” ticketing cycle will begin on Sunday, September 20. **

Tuesday Games:

  • Wave 1 (Sunday): Parents of athletes and fine arts performers of that specific contest.
    • 4 tickets max per student.
    • Parents will have first rights to purchase tickets beginning Sunday at 12:01 am through Sunday at 11:59 pm.  Any unclaimed tickets from Wave 1 will enter into the next Wave.
  • Wave 2 (Monday-Gameday): General Public + Wave 1
    • Tickets will be available beginning Monday at 12:01 am through the date of the game.
    • Open to anyone for purchase with a 4 ticket limit.

Friday Games:

  • Wave 1 (Wednesday): Parents of athletes and fine arts performers of that specific contest.
    • 4 tickets max per student.
    • Parents will have first rights to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday at 12:01 am through Wednesday at 11:59 pm.  Any unclaimed tickets from Wave 1 will enter into the next Wave.
  • Wave 2 (Thursday-Gameday): General Public + Wave 1
    • Tickets will be available beginning Thursday at 12:01 am through the date of the game.
    • Open to anyone for purchase with a 4 ticket limit.

For volleyball games and other sporting events that have multiple competition levels (Freshman, JV, Varsity), the gym area will be cleared and cleaned before the new group of spectators with tickets are allowed to enter.

Again, we look forward to welcoming back our community to athletic events this fall. If you have any questions regarding ticket sales, please reach out to an Athletics representative.

Contact information can be found at https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/administrative-services/athletics/.

Have a great day!

– Tomball ISD Communications

 

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