Hillsborough boosting athletic event attendance
Hillsborough County Public Schools announced Tuesday the guidelines for sporting event attendance have been eased somewhat, though social distancing and masks/face coverings are still requirements for fans.
“After considerable input from our health partners at TGH and USF Health, we will begin opening our athletic competitions to a larger number of spectators,” HCPS stated in a tweet. “However, we will maintain a strong emphasis on social distancing, face coverings, disinfection and hygiene.”
The limit for football attendance is now 1,500 spectators and participants no longer have to submit a guest list of four people. For volleyball games, the attendance limit is now 400 spectators. Groups attending games together “should be no larger than 10 and maintain six feet of separation between other groups,” HCPS said.
Online ticketing, paperless entry and cashless concessions/parking are to be continued by schools. Spectators are still discouraged from moving around the stadium at will.
USSSA baseball tourney this weekend
Florida USSSA Baseball is hosting its Global State Championship travel ball tournament in Plant City parks this weekend.
The tournament will use ball fields at Ellis-Methvin Park, Mike Sansone Park, the MLK/Sadye Gibbs Martin complex and the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex on Saturday and Sunday. Games have start times between 8:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Saturday and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit usssa.com/baseball/event_home/?eventID=340879&divisionID=null for more information.