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District Updates Sporting Event Attendance Restrictions

In order to adhere to updated gathering limitations and social distancing guidelines as established by the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Mars Area School District must, once again, adjust attendance limits at sporting and other events occurring at Mars Athletic Complex and in the Mars Area High School Gymnasium.   

The District’s modified restrictions, which take effect on Friday, Oct. 9, allow for additional spectators at sporting and other events, while maintaining social distancing to the maximum extent possible. The following is an updated list, estimating the numbers of tickets that will be available per athlete for each sport:

  • Varsity Football / Cheerleading / Marching Band — Two (2) tickets per player, cheerleader and band member. Two (2) tickets per player for the visiting team. (Note: Specific information regarding ticket availability and pre-sales as well as procedures for the Senior Night Football Game on Friday, Oct. 16, will be forthcoming. No one will be permitted entrance to the campus or the designated parking lots without a valid ticket.)
  • Varsity / JV Soccer — Four (4) tickets per player for both the home and away team. Any additional tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for Mars Area parents and families. 
  • JV Football — Four (4) guests per player for both the home and away team. No tickets will be sold. Additional guests will be admitted, when possible. 
  • 7th/8th Grade Football — Four (4) tickets per player for both the home and away team. Any additional tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for Mars Area parents and families. 
  • 7th/8th Grade Soccer —Four (4) guests per player for both the home and away team. No tickets will be sold. Additional guests will be admitted, when possible. 
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball — Two (2) tickets per player for both the home and away team. (Note: Specific information regarding plans for the Volleyball Team’s Senior Night on Thursday, Oct. 22, will be announced shortly.) No additional tickets are available at this time.

All tickets will be sold at the gate/door using the official roster for each sports team and/or school-related group, with the exception of tickets for the Senior Night Football Game on Friday, Oct. 16, for which tickets will be presold. More information regarding ticket sales for the game will be provided, when available.

All spectators who are attending events at Mars Athletic Complex and Mars Area High School Gymnasium, are reminded that face coverings (masks or shields) and social distancing are required at all times. Thank you. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Gross
Superintendent