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Fans are allowed at remaining MHSAA football, girls volleyball tournaments

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association allows limited number of fans at the remaining football and girls volleyball tournaments. The association announced the news Jan. 6, 2021. (WWMT/File)

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced it's allowing a limited number of fans at the final rounds of the football and girls volleyball tournaments.

The association said it received approval from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 6, 2021.

Football teams would receive 125 tickets, and volleyballs would receive 50 tickets. They were intended to be purchased by immediate family members of the game participants via the GoFan digital ticketing platform.

MHSAA said fans from different households must be spaced out by 6 feet and maintain social distancing. Face masks were made mandatory.

Tournament schedule:

  • Football restarts Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, with eight-player semifinals and 11-player regional finals, with championships for eight-player Jan. 16 and for 11-player Jan. 22-23 at sites to be announced.
  • Volleyball restarts Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, with quarterfinals and concludes with semifinals and finals that weekend, Jan. 14-16, at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
  • The Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals will end the season on Jan. 15-16 at three sites. However, spectators will not be allowed at those events because those meets will include much higher numbers of participants, and adding spectators would push the total number of people in attendance past what is considered safe for indoor events, MHSAA said.

All three swimming & diving finals, as well as the volleyball semifinals and finals would be streamed live on MHSAA.tv. FOX Sports Detroit would broadcast all football finals.