WEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Governor Whitmer announced that fall high school sports would be allowed to pick back up, including football.
Ahead of next weeks kick-off, the Michigan High School Athletics Association is clarifying how many people can be in the stands during events.
The Governor’s Executive Orders call for limited attendance for all fall sports.
MHSAA Executive Director, Mark Uyl said they have a plan to comply with those Executive Orders and keep everyone safe.
Uyl said, “In the EO, for both indoor and outdoor events in Phase 4, take your number of participants times two and that’s the number of spectators.”
So what do those numbers look like larger teams like football?
“For example, if you have 10 coaches and 70 athletes, there’s 80. So now, 80×2 that’s only 160. Now if you want to throw in let’s say 15 cheerleaders, that would then add another 30 spectators for that. So even in a stadium of 1,000 people plus, you’re only talking about hundred,” Uyl said.