Montesano High School is putting a stop to saving seats at Jack Rottle Field
Following controversy last season at games with people putting blankets on the bleachers at Rottle Field hours and days prior to games in an attempt to save seats, the Montesano School District has announced that this will not be tolerated.
The school district had allowed saving seats with blankets in years passed.
In an official post from the district in 2014, the district promoted the practice on the day of the game.
The tradition has always been for people to place blankets on the seats during the day on Friday to save them for later in the evening. While this is a new stadium, we still encourage you to continue with this tradition.
Multiple reports were made last season that sports fans put blankets down, sometimes stapling them down, in the days prior to games. This practice virtually removed any seats for any visiting crowds on certain games.
This year, the district;
“will not be allowing blankets to be placed in the stadium until 8 am on gameday.”
They say that any blankets in the stadium prior to gameday will be removed and put on the railing for pick up.
The district announced that they will “evaluate this system after this week’s game” to see if this policy will be need be adjusted.