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Preliminary fan information for Waynesville Athletics

 Preliminary fan information for Waynesville Athletics 


Waynesville High School and Waynesville Middle School will allow a limited number of fans to attend home sporting events during the 2020-21 school year.  Capacity for all Ozark Conference competitions will be limited to 50 percent of occupancy. 


Masks will be required at all times unless social distancing can be observed. 


Immediate family members and grandparents of MSHSAA student participants (MSHSAA participants include the players, cheerleaders, band, and JROTC Color Guard) will have first opportunity in purchasing tickets for each sporting event that their student will participate in.  Parents of MSHSAA participants will purchase tickets for home competitions in advance using an online service. Purchase of tickets for away Ozark Conference competitions will be limited to family members only, due to the limited availability of tickets at away events. 


Families of MSHSAA student participants will have Aug. 12-19 to reserve their family tickets for away games.  


Once the number of family tickets and visiting team tickets have been determined, the remaining tickets for each sport will be made available for sale through a first-come, first-serve basis using the online ticketing system for students and the general public on a weekly basis. The online ticket system for home events will open to families of MSHSAA participants for three days prior to opening to students and the general public. Ticket sales for students and the general public will open at 4 p.m. on the designated day.


“As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision because we love to have our stadium packed with Tiger fans, but we placed our highest priority on our MSHSAA participants and their families,” said Cory Ace, director of MSHSAA activities. “We want to give families an opportunity to see their son, daughter or grandchildren participate before opening it up to the general public.”


Annual and season passes, along with reserved seating at home football games, have been eliminated this year, due to COVID-19. Reserved seating patrons will have the option to purchase their reserved seats when normal activities can resume. 


Unless students are immediate family members of MSHSAA participants in the sporting event that is being played, only WHS students will be allowed to attend high school athletic events. WMS students will only be allowed to enter middle school athletic events.


At this time, there will be no concession stand at Waynesville home games. A limited amount of pre-packaged and unopened food items and non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted to enter the stadium; however, individuals must clean up after themselves. Failure to abide by the guidelines may result in removal from the game and/or forfeiture of tickets for the remaining season.



  • Stadiums and gyms will operate at 50% occupancy
  • Families (including immediate family members and grandparents) of student participants will have the first priority for the opportunity to see their children/grandchildren play/perform.
  • Away vouchers will only be provided for family members due to limited availability.
  • A first-come-first serve ticketing system by sport season will be developed for non-family members, including students and community members
  • Unless they are family members of a participant, middle school students may only attend middle school events and high school students may only attend high school events. 
  • There will be no concessions


August 12, 2020