The Michigan High School Athletic Association will allow a limited number of fans at state football playoff games and volleyball tournament games this month.
After receiving clearance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, the MHSAA announced that each football team will receive 125 tickets. Teams will make those tickets available for purchase by immediate family members through GoFan, a digital ticketing service.
Each volleyball team will get 50 tickets to be distributed similarly.
Fans in attendance from different households must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times, including while arriving and leaving the game site. Fans must also wear face masks at all times.
The girls swimming and diving finals, scheduled at three different sites Jan. 15-16, will not allow fans to attend. The MHSAA said that because of the number of participants, adding spectators would push those events over the limit of people allowed in an indoor facility under MDHHS guidelines.
For football, the 11-man state regional finals and eight-man state semifinals are Saturday across the state. The eight-man championships are Jan. 16 at the Legacy Center in Brighton, the same day as the 11-man state semifinals at sites to be determined.
The 11-man state finals will be Jan. 22-23 at Ford Field.
The state volleyball quarterfinals are Tuesday. The semifinals Jan. 14-15 and finals Jan. 16, all at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
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