UPDATED: North Houston school districts tackle coronavirus guidelines in preparation for 2020-21 athletics season

The University Interscholastic League delayed the start of the 2020-21 football season as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The University Interscholastic League delayed the start of the 2020-21 football season as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The University Interscholastic League delayed the start of the 2020-21 football season as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Fotolia)

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

As public schools across Texas adjust to the 2020-21 football season being
delayed this school year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, here is a roundup of what to expect from North Houston-area school districts as the season kicks off.


Tomball ISD

Ticket sales for the 2020-21 football season will be available online only and can be purchased here; however season tickets will not be sold this season.

All attendees over the age of 10 are requiried to wear a face covering in all athletic venues, and social distancing will be reinforced.

The Tomball ISD stadium will operate at a 50% capacity limit. Available seating is as follows:




  • Home seats: 2,295

  • Visitor seats: 300



Tickets will be available on a week-by-week basis starting Sept. 20. Parents of participating athletes and performers will be able to purchase a maximum of four tickets per student starting Sundays and Mondays. Tickets for previous season ticket holders will be available starting Tuesdays at 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Ticket sales will then open to the general public beginning Wednesdays at 12:01 a.m. until the game date. Purchases will be subject to a four-ticket limit.

Ticket pricing:



  • Varsity: $5 students, $7 adults

  • Sub-varsity: $2 students, $4 adults

  • Senior citizen passes and free entry will not be available this season.



The TISD band and drill team will sit in the visiting team's section to allow for more home section seating, and as a result, the opposing team's band and drill teams will not be able to attend TISD home games.


Magnolia ISD



Tickets for high school football games will be made available for athletes, athletes' parents and participating clubs on Mondays. Tickets for the general public will be made available on Tuesdays and may be purchased online here. A QR code will also be available on game days for at-gate purchases.



Ticket capacities for high school football games are as follows:




  • Home: 2,500

  • Visitor: 1,500



Spectators COVID-19 guidelines:




  • limited seating

  • sanitizer stations

  • spectators screened for COVID-19 at entry before game

  • facial covering required

  • social distancing and designated exit areas



For additional information, click here.


WIllis ISD



After lifting a livestreaming ban on football games, Willis ISD football games will be available to watch online.



Spectators COVID-19 guidelines:




  • 50% maximum capacity limit at athletic venues

  • limited ticket sales effective Sept. 1



Conroe ISD



With the first CISD varsity football game scheduled for Sept. 24, general public ticket sales will be made available after parent and student tickets are allotted.



Spectators COVID-19 guidelines:




  • 50% maximum stadium capacity

  • facial coverings required

  • social distancing encouraged



Spring ISD



Although information on the 2020-21 football season is still to be announced, Spring ISD has released the following COVID-19 guidelines for all athletics activities:




  • Coaches and staff are required to wear facial coverings, gloves and maintain social distance.

  • Athletes are required to receive daily COVID-19 screenings, wear facial coverings, maintain social distance and follow scheduled campus entrance and exit times.



For a complete list of SISD’s athletics COVID-19 guidelines, click here.


Klein ISD



Information on 2020-21 season ticket sales is still to be announced. Campus tickets will be made available for purchase here.


New Caney ISD

Ticket sales for the 2020-21 season will be offered online in adherence to social distancing guidelines. Presale tickets for the varsity football season will be available for purchase at the district’s athletic office, located at Randall Reed Stadium, 21360 Valley Ranch Parkway, New Caney.



Ticket pricing:




  • Pregame reserved tickets: $7

  • General admission for adults: $6

  • General admission for students: $4

  • Children age 4 and younger receive free general admission.

  • All tickets sold at the gate: $8

  • Additional information on ticketing is available here.



Humble ISD



While information on the 2020-21 football season is still to be announced, Humble ISD will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines provided by the University Interscholastic League.


Cy-Fair ISD

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, season tickets for Cy-Fair ISD’s football will not be sold this year. Instead, tickets will be sold on a week-to-week basis, and seating capacity will be limited.



Tickets will be sold by section as general admission, and the number of tickets available may vary by school depending on social distancing requirements at www.cy-fairtix.com.



Additional ticketing information:




  • Presale tickets will be $7 for adults and $4 for students.

  • Parents of participating students can purchase tickets on the Sunday and Monday prior to each game. A student ID number is required for purchase.

  • Student section tickets will be available beginning the Tuesday prior to each game at the campus ticket offices.

  • Remaining tickets from sections not utilized by fine arts students will be available on Tuesdays until three hours before game time at presale prices.

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