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District Five, Byrnes High School Announce Game Guidelines For 2020 Football Season

rebel logo Just weeks away from first kickoff, Spartanburg District Five Schools, along with James F. Byrnes High School, has established game guidelines, including ticket sale procedures, for the 2020 high school football season.  Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, and recommendations from the South Carolina High School League, tickets sales for home football games at Byrnes will be limited to 2000 people, 25% of the stadium’s typical capacity. Because of these limitations, Spartanburg County senior citizen and District Five employee passes will not be accepted this year.  In addition, all tickets will be sold IN ADVANCE:  there will be no tickets sold at the gate on Friday nights.


Fans must wear a mask, and will be expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines inside the stadium.  Gates will open at 6:15, prior to a 7:30 kickoff.



  • Visiting teams will be given 500 tickets to presale through Wednesday of game week
  • Parents of players, band members, cheerleaders and dance team members will be allowed first “right of purchase”, limited to two tickets, on Monday in the air lock of the Schofield Gym from 9 am -3 pm.
  • Season ticket holders who have already purchased their tickets can also pick those up on Monday.
  • On Tuesday, sales will open up to Byrnes High School seniors (limited to 1 each).
  • All remaining tickets will be sold each Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am-3 pm in the Schofield Gym.
  • Remaining ticket updates will be posted daily on the athletic website:


Parking will also be limited this year, as the Schofield Gym parking lot will NOT be open.  Fans are asked to park in the main stadium lot, at the District Fine Arts Center, or Duncan Elementary.  The main stadium lot will be numbered this year, and those with reserved parking passes will be allowed to park in numbered spaces closest to the stadium.  The remaining spaces will be available to the general public.



  • There will be no reserved student section this year.
  • The Rebel Regiment will be seated in the band bleachers, and the home section beside those bleachers, to allow for social distancing.
  • No sideline passes will be issued this year.
  • Due to ticket limitations and safety concerns, students 8th grade and younger will only be allowed to enter the stadium with a paid adult.
  • NFHS will livestream Byrnes varsity football games. Fans who are unable to attend in person can buy an NFHS subscription and watch the games online!  A portion on the subscriptions will go back to the Byrnes athletic department, to assist with ticket sale revenues.  Information can be found at
  • CTeam and JV home football games will adhere to the same policies. Tickets for those games can be purchased at the main home gate beginning 30 minutes before each game.


Byrnes will host its first home football game on October 2 vs. Riverside.