TULSA, Okla. — Union High School’s new stadium is experiencing what the district calls “growing pains.”
The district is currently implementing new protocols to help with crowd control. On Friday night, Union will face Jenks, and students planning to cheer on their team should know some new rules first.
Headteachers said that in the first home game of the season some children were “disruptive and unruly”. So this time around they designate sections for the students, divided by level, and ask them to use specific entries.
Middle school students will enter through the south stairway and sit on the north side of the stadium while high school students will do the reverse by entering through the north stairway and sit on the south end.
The district hopes the designation of entry zones will help ease traffic flow as much of the public uses the south stairwell or south ramp to enter the stadium, but that’s not all.
“Our students up to grade 8, so from kindergarten to grade 8, we will ask that a parent or guardian be present with them to enter, and then once they enter the game, we also a section for middle school students where students are allowed to sit alone,” says Kenneth Moore, executive director of secondary education at the Union. “Parents will be at the game, so if we need to involve a parent, they will be present at the game.”
They also have a full admin schedule created for admins to be around the stadium supervising students. The goal of these protocols is to improve the fan experience.
Menstruation begins Friday evening.
Union vs. Jenks is our 2 News Friday Night Live game of the week. Our team will be in tailgating from 5 p.m. and kick-off is at 7 p.m.
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