Trojans News · Findlay Trojans Game Play and Operations


The Ohio Department of Health issued an order provided extensive guidelines for all fall athletic programs participating in competitive sports with opposing schools. The Findlay Trojans Athletics Game Play and Venue Operations Plan listed below were created using the guidance provided by the ODH order. Please review the following information for our HOME and AWAY athletic contests for Findlay fall sports:

https://www.tracsports.org/trac-covid-19-conference-protocols/

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sportshub2-uploads-prod/files/sites/1172/2020/08/22014102/Responsible-RestartOhio-Youth-Collegiate-Amateur-Club-Pro-Sports.pdf

Game Play

  • All athletic events will follow the OHSAA/NFHS rules modifications and protocols to ensure the safety of all athletes, coaches, game personnel, and spectators/community
  • All participants must perform a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving at the facility. One or more symptoms require the participant to stay home
  • Visiting teams are expected to complete health assessments and temperature checks before arriving at Findlay
  • All participants must wear a face covering at all times unless they are involved in active play that involves intense aerobic output
  • All participants must maintain six feet of social distancing in all directions when not involved in active play
  • All participants must provide their water bottles and NOT share
  • Temperature and symptom checks are required before getting on the bus with documentation
  • Wash your hands with soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer) or use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available, before going onto the field
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including balls and water bottles. Do not share any equipment such as water bottles or towels
  • Bring a full water bottle to avoid touching a tap or water fountain handle
  • When not actively playing, please adhere to all proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and facemask protocols
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve
  • Arrive as close as possible to when you need to be there

Spectators

  • Masks are REQUIRED to be worn upon entering and throughout the contest
    • Regardless of your beliefs, this isn’t an option. We want to play, wear a mask
  • Spectators are asked to review and follow all posted signage
  • No re-entry; once you enter you will not be permitted to leave and then return
  • Spectators must conduct self-assessment of symptoms and temperature. If you have one or more symptoms you are NOT permitted to attend the contest
  • Family and household members should be seated together on marked seats and remain socially distanced
  • No congregating before or after the contest – once the contest is over, we ask that you exit through the assigned gate to your vehicle
  • No lawn chairs within the facility
  • No standing spectators

Venues

  • High-touch surface areas of venues will be cleaned after an event has occurred.
  • Sit in designated locations for home and visitor fans.

 Halftime

  • Athletes and coaches are asked to social distance while providing halftime adjustments and talking points

Inclement Weather

  • Athletes/Coaches/Officials will be advised on appropriate action based on conditions.
  • Spectators are asked to take a ticket on the way out to assist with returning once delay is completed.
  • Spectators will be advised to go to their cars, once the completion of the delay spectators can return.

Entrance/Exit of Facilities

Donnell Stadium: 301 Baldwin Avenue (Varsity, JV and Freshman Football)

  • Mask is required to be worn
  • Online Touchless Ticketing
  • Symptom and temperature check conducted before arrival
  • Opposing game personnel will enter and exit through the pass gate, locker room back doors.
  • Opposing spectators will enter/exit through main north and south gate
  • Opposing team parking is located throughout the residential neighborhood and practice field (paid)
  • Opposing Team Busses will park on Roethlisberger Drive near Tennis courts
  • Opposing spectator seating will be on the east of Donnell Stadium social distancing guidelines to be followed
  • No lawn chairs
  • No standing spectators
  • No congregating before or after the contest

Elmer Graham Soccer Stadium: 1200 Broad Avenue (Boys and Girls Soccer)

  • Mask is required to be worn
  • Online Touchless Ticketing
  • Split Sessions, unless noted otherwise.
  • Symptom and temperature check conducted before arrival
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity game personnel will enter through the pass gate, take the temperature. Anything above 99.9 will not be permitted to enter.
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity game personnel will exit through pass gate 
  • Spectators will enter through the main ticket gate
  • No lawn chairs
  • No standing spectators
  • No congregating before or after the contest
  • Spectator seating and social distancing guidelines to be followed

Findlay HS Gym: 1200 Broad Avenue (Volleyball)

  • Mask is required to be worn
  • Online Touchless Ticketing 
  • Triple headers starting at 4:30
  • Symptom and temperature check conducted before arrival
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity game personnel will enter through pass gate, take the temperature
  • Spectators will also have temperature taken. Anything above 99.9 will not be permitted to enter
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity game personnel will exit through pass gate 
  • Spectators will enter through the main ticket gate
  • No lawn chairs
  • No standing spectators
  • No congregating before or after contest
  • Spectator seating and social distancing guidelines to be followed

Findlay HS Tennis Courts, Cross Country Course, Golf Courses:

  • Mask is required to be worn.
  • These venues are open-air facilities in which defined entrance/exit protocols cannot be established for home and visiting spectators.
  • All spectators must maintain social distancing while entering/exiting these facilities.

Tickets

  • NO tickets will be available at the gate. All tickets must be purchased pre-sale online through our website findlaytrojans.org.   
    • Athletes & parents will receive information from their athletic department.
  • NO passes of any type will be accepted.  

Locker Rooms & Restrooms 

  • Locker rooms will be unavailable
  • Public restrooms will be available.

Concessions

  • Limited concessions are available at each venue.
  • No outside food or beverage permitted inside the venue.

WE MUST ALL DO OUR PART TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GIVE OUR TEAMS THE BEST CHANCE AT HAVING A FULL SEASON. IF PROTOCOLS ARE NOT ADHERED TO BY SPECTATORS, ATHLETES AND/OR COACHES THEN SOME OF THE ATHLETES/COACHES OR THE ENTIRE TEAM WILL BE SHUT DOWN. IF PROTOCOLS ARE NOT ADHERED TO BY SPECTATORS THEN PLAY MAY BE SUSPENDED AND SOME OR ALL SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN THE FACILITY FOR ANY REMAINING CONTESTS. 

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER……..LET’S MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING RIGHT TO PROTECT OUR ATHLETES, COACHES, GAME PERSONNEL, AND SPECTATORS/COMMUNITY! GO TROJANS!!!