Hanover Area High School will bump up the number of people allowed at Friday’s football game.
The limit will increase from 250 to 334, Hanover Area School District Superintendent Nathan Barret said Wednesday shortly after finalizing a new plan to add more fans.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s order for COVID-19 mitigation limited gatherings to 25 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. But schools can now decide their own fan policy because of a federal court ruling, Hanover Area Solicitor Jack Dean said.
Wyoming Valley West is still going to comply with the 250-person limit for Friday’s football game, Superintendent Dave Tosh said Wednesday. The limit amount includes football players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches, media, security and various other staff members.
Wolf is appealing to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 250-person limit could go back into effect if the appellate court approves a stay during the appeal.
Hanover Area’s increase to 334 will allow two parents of players, cheerleaders and band members to get tickets, and 110 is the opponent’s total, Barrett said. Mask and social-distancing protocols will remain in effect, Barrett added.