Catawba Announces Spring Football Attendance Policy


SALISBURY, N.C. -- In accordance with current local, state, and federal health guidelines, the Catawba College Athletics Department is pleased to announced the following information about welcoming a limited number of fans to our spring football games. Catawba will host games against Newberry on Saturday, March 20, and Barton on Saturday, April 3. Catawba is pleased to will not sell general admission tickets and will not permit fans or parents of visiting teams.

With an allowance of 30% capacity at Shuford Stadium, Catawba will however limit attendance to parents and family members of the football players and related student personnel. Catawba will also admit football season ticket holders, Catawba students, members of the Catawba pep band, Catawba cheerleaders and dance teams, and Catawba employees. Maximum capacity for these athletic contests will be 1,200 spectators. No general admission tickets will not be sold to the public.

Catawba will not hold any pre-game Chief’s Club hospitality events or Tailgate America events. Individual tailgating is discouraged and will be limited to the two hours prior to kickoff (11 am to 1 pm). Unvaccinated persons tailgating are required to follow Catawba COVID safety protocols, including wearing a face covering over their mouth and nose and maintaining proper social distancing. Catawba requests off-campus persons minimize their interactions with current Catawba students. Catawba prohibits persons exhibiting COVID symptoms from being present on the Catawba campus.  

Spectators allowed inside Shuford Stadium will be required to follow all COVID-19 related protocols, including wearing a face covering over the mouth and nose and maintain proper social distancing.

Catawba’s two home games will be live streamed on the Catawba Indians Sports Network and available through the website or on Roku on the SAC Live app.

Catawba will continue to monitor guidelines set forth by governmental agencies as the spring progresses. Catawba will base all decisions regarding future adjustments to the attendance policy on the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, spectators and the Salisbury community. 

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