IHSAA SEMI-STATE FOOTBALL TICKETS:
What an exciting time for Westfield Football!! The Rocks have had an outstanding season and the journey to Lucas Oil continues this coming Friday at Merrillville with a game time of 7:30 Westfield time (EST) / 6:30 Merrillville time (CST).
Lake County is changing their COVID status to RED starting Wednesday which puts a strict limit on ticket sales for Friday’s game. Therefore, only parents/immediate family will be allowed to purchase tickets. Tickets are NOT available for extended family, WHS students, WHS Staff, and the Westfield community.
Merrillville High School has instituted the following ticket distribution policy as directed by the Lake County Department of Health. Ticket Limits are as follows:
Football – 4 tickets per athlete for parents and immediate family
If you do not need 4 tickets for your immediate family we respectfully ask that you not purchase 4 tickets to allow families that need 1 or 2 more tickets for their immediate family to be able to purchase them. Immediate family is defined as parents and siblings.
FB Student Assistants – 2 tickets per athlete for parents
Cheer – 2 tickets per athlete for parents
Ticket Sales Hours (Athletes or Parents can purchase)
Wednesday 5-7 PM Main Gym Entrance Door #9
Thursday 7-8 AM Main Gym Entrance Door #9
Thursday 5-7 PM Main Gym Entrance Door #9
Athletes only can also purchase them during the school day on Thursday in the Athletic Office
Coaches will provide the athletic office with a roster of athletes and only those rostered athletes will be eligible for tickets. If an athlete has immediate family outside of the ticket limits as prescribed, we will work with that athlete and family and do our best to fulfill tickets on a case by case basis if possible.
To help with managing seating capacity limitations at our athletic venues, we will not be selling FAMILY PASSES or SEASON PASSES this year. All athletic events will be ticketed individually. We are also encouraging fans to purchase tickets online ahead of time to avoid lines (helps with social distancing) and limit multiple people touching items i.e. cash and paper tickets. We know this is a big shift in procedures in how our fans attend events. But we feel it is important to safeguard everyone involved and these new policies and procedures will help create a more sanitary environment.
We recommend that any fan with vulnerable health conditions do not attend games.
Tickets for WHS Athletic Events
All online tickets will be sold online at www.ticketspicket.com
Click on the BUY TICKETS button
Type WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL in the school search and click on it
Click on the event you want to purchase tickets for
There is an app that you can download to make it even easier on your phone
Your online tickets will be redeemed at the gate
There is a convenience fee for purchasing online tickets but we feel going to an online ticketing process was the responsible and only way to manage ticket sales, and meet CDC and Hamilton County Health Department recommended guidelines.
Varsity Football Capacity Limits
The Hamilton County Health Department has approved a 43% capacity limit for Riverview Health Stadium. Normal varsity football crowds are between 60-90% capacity. Therefore tickets for varsity football will be controlled by needing a code to purchase tickets. Codes will be released as follows the week of a home varsity football game.
Sunday – Football, Cheer, and Band Parents
Monday Morning – WHS Student Body and Staff
Monday Evening – Westfield Community
Visiting teams will have a separate code to limit seating in the visitor bleachers. If the visiting team does not sell out their bleachers by Friday morning we will release that code to the general population.
We fully expect to sell out online for all home varsity football games so don’t delay in buying your tickets when the codes are released.
JV and Freshman Football, Volleyball, and Soccer Games
**Although the Hamilton County Health Department has approved 40-45% capacity limits for these sports respective athletic venues, we do not anticipate having any spectator capacity issues. Tickets for these events are on sale 24-7 on the ticketspicket.com
website or on the Ticket Spicket app you download on your phone.
**We do ask that fans of the first game i.e. JV leave as soon as that game is over and fans of the second game i.e. Varsity do not enter the venue until the first game is over and first game fans start leaving. This would also be true of C-Team soccer games when the boys and girls C-teams play back to back on the same night.
**Soccer Fans-We have plenty of room for fans but not plenty of bleacher seating. Please bring your own portable chairs and blankets to sit around the field and on the hill.
Can you buy tickets with Cash at the Gate on Game Night?
Yes, we will be selling tickets at the gate on game night if the event is not sold out online before the game. However, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to purchase tickets online ahead of time. Buying tickets online ahead of time helps limit lines for good social distancing and avoids the exchange of cash and paper tickets which limits contact between you and our ticket takers. We fully expect to be sold out of tickets for varsity football games so buying tickets online early in the week is your best bet.