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Trine Athletics/Fan Attendance Policy

General Public Information:

  • All attendees must be on a list submitted to the athletic department three days prior to the event.
  • Ticket booths will begin opening for check-in two hours prior to kickoff.
    • No one will be granted entrance unless they are on the list
      • There will be NO RE-ENTRY to the field
    • Tickets WILL NOT be sold to the general public
    • All attendees must present I.D. to the ticket office to verify names on list
    • Attendees will be assigned sections they will be required to stay in their area.
      • Parents – Will be sitting on the South End visitor side bleachers ONLY
        • Parents will enter through the South East gate near tailgating area
      • Students – Will be sitting on the North End home bleachers ONLY
        • Students will enter through the main gate only
      • Band – Will be sitting on the East End bleachers near the video board ONLY
        • Band will enter through the presidential suite entrance
      • Cheer/Dance – Will be sitting on the West End nearest to Reiner’s Hall
        • As Above
    • All social distancing guidelines MUST BE followed
      • Band/Dance/Cheer must have socially distanced formations throughout the game
    • All attendees must be masked at all times
      • There will be signage throughout the stadium, in bathrooms, on video board monitor and announced throughout the duration of the event
      • Players, cheer, dance and band will be masked when appropriate
  • There will be NO visiting fans during the game
  • Hand sanitizing stations located throughout the stadium
  • Parents should not mix with athletes at any time
    • Parents are not to go on the field at the conclusion of the game


  • Parking will be open two hours prior to kickoff
  • There will be NO TAILGATING this year.
    • Will be enforced by Campus Safety
    • Parking lots used for football parking will be blocked off until two hours prior to kickoff.
  • Ticket booths will begin opening for check in two hours prior to kickoff.
    • No one will be granted entrance if they are not on the list


  • Limited Menu: Pre-packaged options with limited hot options
    • Hot dogs and nachos will be only non-pre-packaged options available
  • Workers must be masked and gloved at all times
  • No reusable items will be present (i.e. ketchup and mustard pumps)
    • Replace with single use packets

Promotional Item Handouts:

  • Workers will be masked and gloved at all times
  • Items will be limited to students ONLY!
  • Distribution set ups will be located on the student side (South End)

Game Operations:

  • Timeline will be adjusted to accommodate Athletic COVID-19 protocol
    • No pre-game parade
    • No “Power T” on field during team run out
      • Band will have already exited field
      • Band will perform National Anthem from East End Zone then file into East End bleachers.
    • Cheer will runout with team and go to their South End Zone
    • Band and AV will alternate timeouts and times to perform according to the timeline created by Athletics
    • Band will be allowed to perform at half time
    • Dance will be allowed to perform at half time

General Public Information:

  • Attendance will be limited to 250, per Governor Holcomb mandate
  • All attendees MUST wear a mask at all times
    • Those not adhering to the requirement would be asked to leave the event
  • All social distancing guidelines MUST BE followed
    • Signs will be posted inside of bathrooms and upon entrance to the building
    • Digital marketing will have signs of social distancing and masking
    • Attendees will be advised to sit 6 feet away from others.
    • Parents will be located on the East side of the gym behind benches
    • Students will be located on the West side of the gym opposite of bleachers
  • Parents should not mix with athletes at any time


  • Limited Menu: Only pre-packaged options

General Public Information:

  • Attendance will be allowed at soccer events
    • Masks must be worn at all times
    • No bleachers, parents will have to bring their own chairs to allow for social distancing
  • NO TAILGAITING prior to the game
  • Parents should not mix with athletes at any time


  • There will be no concessions

General Public Information:

  • No spectators will be allowed inside the fence at the Ryan Tennis Center
    • The inside seating area will be reserved for a players and coaches only area to allow for social distancing
    • When in the player area, players and coaches must be masked at all times unless participating
  • If event is moved inside due to rain, parents will be allowed to bring in their own seating to sit and watch the match.
  • Parents should not mix with athletes at any time.


  • There will be no concessions

Trine Athletics/NCAA resocialization of sport guidelines

We have rebuilt the fall schedules and will compete in the coming months. Student-athlete and staff health and safety are always paramount to any decisions we make, and we are excited that we have found a safe path to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

The athletic department has adopted the NCAA alternative playing and practice season model which allows for 114 days of activity in all sports. This will allow spring sports to practice, but not compete in the fall semester. The NCAA resocialization of sport guidelines, as well as Trine University, local, state and federal policies will be followed.

Sport-specific activities will align with NCAA's guidance and provide a safe path while we return to play. There will be benchmarks and dates for the activities. The athletic department will continue to collaborate with local and national agencies to establish a set of expectations for each sport as they return small group, group and team activities.

All precautions will be taken to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 while engaging in athletic activities, but no measures can be 100 percent effective. Each student-athlete will have to determine if they have certain underlying medical conditions that place them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 while deciding if returning to athletics is prudent for their situation. We have provided each athlete with a list of considerations, by the direction of the NCAA; to assist in this decision. This document explains health care cost, the risk category of each sport and the steps we are taking to comply with the NCAA resocialization standards.

We are currently working on this within the MIAA and other conference affiliations. Since all NCAA fall sport championships were canceled, every Division III institution and conference will begin discussions soon on what this may look like. We will keep all of our student-athletes up to date as decisions on both winter and spring sports are made through the NCAA, MIAA and additional conference offices.

We are currently working on this within the MIAA and other conference affiliations. The decision on both winter and spring sports will be made at a later date in order to accumulate the most relevant data and information on how to proceed.

As you are aware, we have tested all student-athletes upon arrival to campus. As we proceed, in conjunction with ever-changing NCAA guidelines; we will continue our testing protocol for any team that will compete against other schools. This protocol will continue throughout the fall season and be administered based on the risk classification as assigned by the NCAA.

Yes. As outlined in the NCAA Resocialization of Sport document, specific underlying medical conditions such as moderate to severe asthma, immunocompromised status, severe obesity, diabetes or additional heart, lung, kidney or liver disease have all been identified as conditions that may place an individual into a higher-risk category. It is recommended that individuals with increased risk factors refrain from participation in the early stages of organized athletic activity. The presence of increased risk factors may require additional documentation from your primary physician, and all final participation clearances are at the discretion of the health care providers at the college.

Contact tracing protocols will be initiated to determine high-risk exposures as well as who will need to isolate, quarantine, and who will require diagnostic testing. The athletic department will follow Trine University, county, state and federal guidelines.

Please contact Matt Land, Athletic Director, with any concerns. The NCAA has also established a phone number and email address to allow student-athletes, parents or others to report potential return-to-sport concerns. The Association will notify school and conference administrators, who are expected to review and address concerns. Concerned individuals can call toll free 833-661-CV19 (2819) or email with the name of the NCAA member institution, sport and brief summary of the concern.

No student-athlete can be dismissed from a team for choosing not to participate due to COVID-19 concerns.

No. A student-athlete is only charged with a season of participation when the student-athlete participates (practices or competes) during or after the first contest in the traditional segment. If the student-athlete's engagement in athletically related activity does not include outside competition, the student- athlete may practice without triggering a season of participation.

Locker room use is limited at this time. Showers, lockers, and changing rooms are off limits. As organized team activities resume, student-athletes will have limited use of the locker room changing area.

Click here to view the outline for our phased approach to participation in Fall Athletics.