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A Baron first: Contactless ticketing / March 24, 2021
Bluestone High School will begin offering online ticket sales for all home athletic events starting with spring sports.

BHS athletics director Justin Kirkland said the goal is to offer contactless options to fans attending games. He noted the service would promote another means of safety against contacting or spreading COVID-19 and add to the convenience of fans purchasing event tickets.

“We have partnered with HomeTown Ticketing to offer that service to our fans,” Kirkland said. “We will accept cash at the gate, but exact change only.”

The school is also offering another way to pay at the gate, using your bank or credit card.

“We will have the ability to take credit/debit cards at the gate,” said Kirkland. “The price for admission is only $5 this year.”

Bluestone will also be allowing fans to attend home sporting events following Gov. Ralph Northam’s most recent amendment to Executive Order 72 easing attendance limits at recreational events.

The order states, “For sports played indoors, spectators must be limited to 25 persons per field. For sports played outdoors the total number of spectators cannot exceed the lesser of 30 percent of the occupancy load of the certificate of occupancy for the venue or 250 spectators per field. Spectators must wear masks over their nose and mouth in accordance with section II.”

A reminder that participants are defined as players, coaches, officials, school event staff and school administration critical to the operations of the contests, media, law enforcement, and medical services. Cheerleaders, pep bands, and other student support groups are counted as spectators.

Kirkland said the mask guideline in EO 72 would be followed at Bluestone.

“All fans will be required to wear a mask,” Kirkland said. “Our goal is to offer contactless options, and to limit the physical contact between seller and buyer at the gate by not giving change.”

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