Our School Community’s Commitment to  Public Health in Regards to Athletic Events


Good evening everyone,

There are no easy solutions in accommodating everyone for our upcoming fall athletic events, especially Friday Night Football. However, we have worked closely with Athletic Directors, Band Directors, and neighboring Superintendents to come up with the best possible plan we could. I am sure it is by far from perfect. If you have questions or have better ideas on how we can address any of these topics, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Our best, 

Cody Mize
Superintendent of Schools

Our Mission Is Keeping Everyone Healthy

Our School Community’s Commitment to Public Health in Regards to Athletic Events

Each attendee will self-screen to evaluate whether they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.  These symptoms include:

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Unexplained eye irritation 

In accordance with guidelines provided by the University Interscholastic League, stadium capacity for events both indoor and outdoor has been limited to 50% during this time.  In response to this, Mineola ISD will implement the following guidelines:

Stadium Capacity

Meredith Memorial Stadium at 50% Capacity- 1,000 Home Seats and 500 Visitor Seats 

Sub- Varsity Football

  1. Junior High and Junior Varsity Games will provide tickets for sale at the gate for these events. Ticket prices will be $3.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Students.  All Senior Citizen Passes,  Athletic Passes, and Student Passes will be accepted.  Mineola ISD Employees will be given free admission to these home events.

  2. Face coverings will be required upon entering Meredith Memorial Stadium.  Attendees will be screened for temperature at the gate by a MISD staff member and also be provided access to a hand sanitizing station prior to moving to their seat.  Once fans enter the stadium and arrive at their seat, face coverings may be removed to enjoy the game.

  3. A stadium count will be recorded, but we do not anticipate ever reaching our allotted capacity on Thursday evenings for Junior High or Junior Varsity Football.  

  4. A full service concession stand will be provided by our Band Boosters with additional health measures put in place to provide guests with great food and beverage service.

Varsity Football

  1. Reserved Seating has been cancelled this year due to limited seating.  All Reserved Seating requested for this year will be moved to the 2021 Football Season. 

  2. Face coverings will be required upon entering Meredith Memorial Stadium.  Attendees will be screened for temperature at the gate by a MISD staff member and also be provided access to a hand sanitizing station prior to moving to their seat.  Once fans enter the stadium and arrive at their seat, face coverings may be removed to enjoy the game.

  3. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for Adults and Students.  No Senior Citizen Passes, Athletic Passes or Student Passes will be accepted.  Each attendee must have a ticket to enter the game.  

  4. All Tickets will be pre-sold prior to the gameNo tickets will be sold at the gate for Varsity Football.  The Visiting School will be allocated 500 tickets to be sold at their District prior to the upcoming game that Friday.  Each student athlete participating in the game, band member, and cheerleader will be allotted two (2) tickets for parent/guardian purchase.  These tickets will be available for sale Monday and Tuesday of the week in which the game is being played.  

  5. Tickets will be sold to individual students at Mineola High School.  Monday’s will be ticket sales for Seniors and Juniors.  Tuesday’s will be ticket sales for Sophomore and Freshman. Each student will be allowed to purchase one individual game ticket. 

  6. On Wednesday of each week, the remaining number of tickets will be posted to social media and our website for sale to the General Public at the Administration and High School Campuses.  Tickets may be purchased at these two locations in person only from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day.  

  7. Visitor tickets will vary by stadium capacity when we are the visiting school.  Student-athlete, band, and cheerleading families will be given first allocation for ticket sales.  

  8. We are working closely with a local videographer to broadcast our games this year for those contests that typically draw a larger audience.  These will be broadcasted LIVE on our Facebook Page and District Website.  The schedule for these broadcasts will be announced soon. 

  9. After the game, fans will not be allowed on the playing field.  

  10. The Mineola High School Band (Sound of the Swarm) will be performing at halftime for Home and Away games. After September 7th, according to UIL Guidelines, the Mineola High School Band will be performing their show.  During Away games, most schools will allow our band students to sit on the track if needed to accommodate more parents and general admission guests to sit in the already limited visiting seating. 

  11. We encourage our guests to visit our Concession Stand that will be sponsored by our Band Boosters Club.  Our volunteers will be taking great pride in providing a safe and clean environment for all of your food and beverage needs during the game.

Volleyball

  1. All Middle School, Sub-Varsity, and Varsity home games will be played at the Mineola High School Gymnasium. We do not anticipate gym capacity to be met, but will be counting attendees as they enter the gym. 

  2. Face coverings will be required as attendees enter the gym.  Each attendee will be screened for temperature prior to entering the event.   Face coverings must remain being worn inside the gymnasium unless social distancing protocols can be met.

  3. Ticket prices will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students for all Middle School games.  Ticket prices for JV and Varsity events will be $4.00 for adults $3.00 for students.  All Senior Citizen Passes and Athletic Passes will be granted access to the event.  Mineola ISD Employees will be given free admission to these home events. 

  4. We encourage our guests to visit our Concession Stands that will be provided.  Our Junior Class parents and volunteers will be taking great pride in providing a safe and clean environment for all of your food and beverage needs during the game.