Message From AD John Grogan: Procedures for Home Playoff Game Friday Night

Read an email from Athletic Director John Grogan concerning the procedures for the WPIAL Semi-final football game at home on October 30 at 7:00p.m. against Central Catholic. No matter if you are at the game or watching online, we wish the team the best of luck. Go Lebo!


October 29, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

I am writing to inform you of the procedures that will be in effect for the WPIAL Semi-final football game at our stadium on Friday evening, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. against Central Catholic High School.

As you may be aware, Governor Wolf released new guidelines for athletic events.  To ensure that we follow these new guidelines and to make every effort to keep our school community safe, the following procedures will be adhered to: 

  1. The WPIAL in conjunction with our District determined the ticket allotment for both schools. Each of our student athletes and performers were given the option to purchase (2) tickets. We have also reserved tickets for purchase for a number of our senior students and those have been assigned. We currently have a very small number of tickets remaining and do not anticipate any being available at the gate. The remaining tickets are available for purchase until we sell out in the athletic office today until 3:30 and tomorrow from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. You will need a ticket to enter the stadium.
  2. In an effort to provide a great experience we are making additional room in the bleachers by having our band perform from field level behind the endzone.  We are asking all Mt. Lebanon parents, students, and fans to sit on our home side of the stadium. Central Catholic fans will sit on the visitors side closest to our athletic complex.
  3. The presence and use of whistles, sirens, and horns are prohibited.
  4. Masks must be worn at all times, and seating is marked 6 feet apart.  Immediate family members may sit together. 
  5. Attendees should self-screen before arriving at the stadium, and individuals should stay home if not feeling well. 

These health and safety procedures were established after reviewing recent information released by various guiding agencies, specifically new guidelines from our Governor, as it relates to outdoor athletics and activities. This practice is consistent with how other school districts are handling football games and how we have handled smaller in-district athletic events so far this season. 

While you may not be able to attend the game in person, we hope you will cheer on our Blue Devils by watching the live stream at https://tribhssn.triblive.com/broadcast/72125/wpial-football-class-6a-semifinals-playoffs-central-catholic-at-mt-lebanon-october-30-2020-video/ .

I want to again thank our student-athletes and coaches, musicians and marching band staff, and athletic trainers for their diligence in adhering to the District’s health and safety protocols. Their collective effort has already made it possible and will be the key to continuing to make it possible for immediate family members to watch in-person our athletes and musicians who perform outdoors.  

Attendees have a responsibility to these performers, each other, and our community to strictly adhere to the procedures listed above.  

Sincerely,

John Grogan
Athletic Director