Fall sports appear to be a reality as Marshall County High School athletics kicked off their season this week. Game play began last night as the soccer Marshals took on the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornados in Paducah, but tonight (Tuesday) action begins at home.
The athletes have been practicing under KHSAA guidelines and restrictions, but tonight’s home game is the spectators’ turn. Marshall County home games will be operating in agreement with the Marshall County Health Department. With that in mind, being in attendance will look different this season.
All stands, home and visitor, will open at limited capacity. Each player, home and visitor, will have pre-access to a specific number of tickets. Once those tickets are claimed, the remaining seats will be available at the gate before the game.
Spectators are advised to arrive early as it is anticipated those remaining seats will go quickly. Football and soccer will be seating at 50% capacity, and volleyball will be limited to 20%. Steps are being taken to maximize seating to allow as many spectators as possible in a healthy arrangement.
Details are still developing. Athletic Director Mike Johnson stated that they are having to coordinate the guidelines with different agencies to allow fans to attend the games. He asked fans to please be patient as this is new for everyone.
Mask and temperature checks will be required when attending games, indoors or outside.