Kingston Student Expectations and Spectator Guidelines
The following information outlines new Kingston Stadium attendance procedures.
WHAT is new this week regarding Kingston football game attendance:
- Attendance at Kingston will be restricted to a maximum of 800 per school (1,600 total)
WHY the change has occurred:
- Linn County Public Health data shows COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Linn County. There is a need to be responsible to the community in minimizing the spread.
- Last week’s spectator numbers reached approximately 2,700 at Kingston Stadium. The crowd size was difficult to manage within the safety protocols of mask requirement, social distance and younger students staying with parents.
- Note: as the county or state public health departments may restrict large gatherings, this would potentially impact the ability to host spectators at football games.
WHO will be allowed to attend:
- Any spectator with a pre-distributed wristband.
- Each student athlete participant will be provided a set of wristbands to distribute to family and friends. A wristband allows a person to purchase a ticket at the Kingston Stadium ticket booth. Note: the wristband does not equal free admission. Reminder: wear your wristband to Kingston Stadium, as this will be the only way to purchase a ticket.
- The amount of wristbands per student participant may vary among each respective high school, as it will be scaled to the amount of student participants at each school.
- All remaining tickets will be distributed to students per respective school. Individual high schools will send communication on how to acquire remaining wristbands. Note: within CRCSD, priority will be given first to seniors and second to juniors.
HOW you can watch the game:
If you can’t attend the game due to the restrictions noted above, you can still watch the game live streaming via the EngageCRschools YouTube Channel
Thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times.
Please contact your respective school’s athletic director with further questions:
Jefferson Athletic Director Chris Deam
Kennedy Athletic Director Aaron Stecker
Washington Athletic Director Grant Schultz
Kingston Stadium Student Expectations
We believe in a safe, supportive, collaborative environment in all Cedar Rapids Community School District spaces. We are proud to embrace that belief at Kingston Stadium. To ensure this environment, the following expectations have been adopted for students attending football games at Kingston Stadium:
Be Respectful. Be Safe. Be Responsible.
- Middle School and younger students must be accompanied by a paying adult and must sit with their family
- High School students must present an ID to enter (with $5 ticket)
- Students may not enter with backpacks and/or cinch sacks
- Students must stay on their assigned side of the stadium
- Students must leave school grounds no later than 30 minutes after the game ends
Kingston Stadium Spectator Expectations
Based upon the guidance received from the Governor’s Office of the State of Iowa, the Iowa Department of Education, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Athletic Association, Linn County Public Health, and the Mississippi Valley Conference, Cedar Rapids Community School District has released the following spectator guidelines for football games at Kingston Stadium:
- The student section will be widened, limited to every other row seating, and limited on the number of seats available in each row. Rows marked with an ‘X’ will not be available. In each row, seats will be marked to designate a space for one student.
- All other seating will be limited to every other row. Rows marked with an ‘X’ will not be available.
Spectators are asked to:
- Wear masks at all times
- Bring their own sanitizer
- Use the NW concessions and restrooms if you are seated on the home side or use the NE restrooms and SW concessions if you are on the visitor side
- Accept personal responsibility for following public health guidelines
- Practice safe social distancing (limit group to single households)
- Be patient and use common sense
- Abide by posted signage
- Stay home if you show signs or symptoms, or if you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Spectators not following guidelines will be asked to leave.
- Only essential personnel are allowed on the sideline. All sideline personnel are always expected to wear masks, including coaches, ball boys, and the chain gang.
- Players not in the game or in a regular rotation are recommended to wear masks.
- The press are asked to stay outside the endzone areas and not go beyond the 10-yard line on either end while filming or taking pictures.