Cascade Conference allows LC State to have fans wearing face coverings at baseball games
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Cascade Conference allows LC State to have fans wearing face coverings at baseball games

LCSC Athletics

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will be allowed to have fans at its four baseball games this weekend and for all sports starting on March 19 after the Cascade Collegiate Conference announced modifications to its spectator policy.

LC State is scheduled to play Corban University in league play in a noon doubleheader on Saturday and an 11 a.m. doubleheader on Sunday at Harris Field. The college will allow 400 fans at the games with the following guidelines: the LC State baseball team will have 150 tickets for allocation via pass list and the visiting team will have 100 tickets for allocation. The final 150 tickets will be allocated to LC State students, faculty and staff, who must show their Warrior ID cards at the gate to be admitted.

Admission and entrance to the field begins 30 minutes prior to the first game each day. Also at that time, the ticket office will open to sell any leftover tickets.

All fans attending the games must adhere to the new conference attendance policy, which was approved by the league’s Council of Presidents on Tuesday. The new policy allows for limited attendance and fans must wear face coverings at all times at both indoor and outdoor venues (this requirement means concessions, food and drink cannot be allowed), and members of different households must social distance and stay at least 6 feet apart from each other at the event. The previous conference policy did not allow fans at any conference events.

The change goes into effect immediately for outdoor sports, such as baseball, and on March 19 for indoor sports, such as volleyball. LC State will implement a similar ticket policy for the March 26 and 27 home volleyball matches against the College of Idaho.

LC State has 12 home games remaining on its current baseball schedule, which is subject to change. The 12 games are all against conference foes – four apiece against Corban, Eastern Oregon University (March 27-28) and College of Idaho (April 23-25).

LC State also will play host to the NAIA men’s and women’s basketball Opening Rounds on March 12 and 13. Because it is an NAIA event, NAIA protocols will be followed, which also allow a limited number of fans to attend and require face coverings and social distancing. Information on tickets will be released soon.

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