WIAA Announces Winter Hosting Restrictions, Procedures

The WIAA has announced hosting and attendance policies for its Winter Tournaments:

 “In an effort to provide attendance opportunities, the following policy is in
effect for the Winter Sports Seasons,” the WIAA announced in a released statement.

In sports where tournament competitions are between 2 teams, each host is to provide attendance opportunities for:
• Regional Rounds A minimum of 4 spectators per travel party member, as defined in Admission Policies – Tournament Regulations. At the Regional level, schools that can only accommodate 2 spectators per travel party member, may contact the WIAA office to discuss options. (Kassie Mortimer 715-344-8580)
• Sectional Rounds – A minimum of 4 spectators per travel party member, as defined in Admission Policies –Tournament Regulations).
• State – To be determined when venues are selected.
In sports where tournament competitions are between multiple teams, each host is to provide attendance opportunities for:
• Regional Rounds / Sectional Rounds A minimum of 2 spectators per travel party member, as defined in Admission Policies – Tournament Regulations.
• State – To be determined when venues are selected.
*    Venues must be able to maintain 6ft separation spacing for individuals and/or family groups.

  • Tickets must be equally distributed between participating schools. If a team does not need their full allotment of tickets, they will be made available to the opposing team(s)
  • Hosting preference will be given to those whose local health and district policy provides the ability to accommodate these parameters. If the host team is unable to meet the spectator parameters at their home facility, they may host at another
    facility. If no alternate location can be secured by the home team, the WIAA should be notified immediately and the event will be moved to the opposing school’s facility (or an alternate location). In the event that neither team can meet the spectator requirement, the event will remain with the original host.
  • Hosts shall consult with their local health department when determining whether or not they can meet the spectator requirements listed above.

 

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]