Gameday: Sunday, July 26th Against Indy Eleven

This is going to be a different experience for a gameday, and we want to provide you all information we can so everyone can have a good time while being responsible in the COVID era. The most important thing we can remind you is that we’re all in this together; please be patient, understanding, and cooperative as the Louligans and STLFC figure out how to get the best experience while protecting each other and the players. So take note of what we post here, and follow STLFC and StLouligans on twitter for up-to-the-minute status and changes.

Most of all, please remember: THESE ARE NOT OUR RULES BUT WE WILL ABIDE BY THEM. Saint Louis County has dictated these guidelines, and the County will be in attendance and monitoring. If we want to be able to continue to attend games, and have more people join us, we have to cooperate.

TAILGATE

We will NOT be having a normal tailgate. No food, no draft beer, no march-in bracelets. We encourage you to bring your own food and drink if you so like; but since there will be nothing provided, there will be NO congregating around the trailer area.

PARKING
Parking is taking cash only. This is the only time you’ll want to have cash. Try to have exact cash so there’s less transitioning of bills. As always, TWO HOURS BEFORE. DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY.
If you have a parking pass booklet, bring it with you. It is still valid and honored as before.
When you pull up to the tailgate, please park in every other spot. There will be plenty of space and no need to park next to another car. This will give you the opportunity to socially distance during the tailgate. Set up a chair, open the hatch, whatever you want to do, but you should be mostly hanging out at your own space and not congregating in groups. Remember, SIX FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IN EFFECT. Feel free to go visit people (SIX FEET APART), go buy merch, whatever, but maintain distance. Whether or not you agree with this, the other person may and show the respect we know we can.

TAILGATE

We will NOT be having a normal tailgate. No food, no draft beer, no march-in bracelets. We encourage you to bring your own food and drink if you so like; but since there will be nothing provided, there will be NO congregating around the trailer area.

PARKING
Parking is taking cash only. This is the only time you’ll want to have cash. Try to have exact cash so there’s less transitioning of bills.
When you pull up to the tailgate, please park in every other spot. There will be plenty of space and no need to park next to another car. This will give you the opportunity to socially distance during the tailgate. Set up a chair, open the hatch, whatever you want to do, but you should be mostly hanging out at your own space and not congregating in groups. Remember, SIX FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IN EFFECT. Feel free to go visit people (SIX FEET APART), go buy merch, whatever, but maintain distance. Whether or not you agree with this, the other person may and show the respect we know we can.

MERCHANDISE

If you have preordered shirts, scarves, or jerseys, we will have them to hand out. WE WILL NOT HAVE THE NEW MASKS. If you want to purchase any merchandise, please try to use credit/debit cards. The less cash we all have to touch, the safer it is for everyone, especially our gameday workers.

Please be respectful of our team; there’s no reason to touch a ton of stuff you aren’t buying. You don’t need to dig through the buttons; they’ll be displayed in a way you can see it, decide to buy or not, and move on. While we’re happy to see you, we all want to be safe.

MARCH TO THE MATCH

We will NOT be doing the traditional march to the match. Instead, we’re going to try head up in waves to the stands. We’ll want the drummers to go in the first group, so they have time to set up and be ready before the whole group arrives. If you can help them out, please do! Then we’ll try to do the remaining people in groups so the gate isn’t overwhelmed.

We will start sending people around 3:30, with groups going every 10 minutes, so be aware and prepared. Groups will probably be 25-40 people or so, depending on the size of the crowd.

We will NOT be walking the length of the facility to the gate near Highway 44 like we normally do; the Louligans will be checked in on Field 2 (see below for the path we’ll take).

ENTRY

THIS IS IMPORTANT SO PAY ATTENTION.
When you approach the gate, you WILL HAVE YOUR TEMPERATURE TAKEN. If you register a temp over 100.4, you’ll be asked to step aside for 15 minutes and be checked again. The recommendation from the staff is go to your car, sit in the A/C for the time. We recognize that a Sunday afternoon in July is hot and that may affect your temperature, so we want to give you the best chance to get in. If, after 15 minutes, you register over 100.4 again, you will be denied entry. This is what’s best for the entire group, so please be understanding and take care of yourself first…that way we don’t spread the virus if you have it. DO NOT MAKE A SCENE. The police will be on site at the gates, and there is a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IN PLACE. If you see someone making a scene, film it on your phone horizontally, and yell “Worldstar!” so we can post it everywhere and shame people who are inconsiderate.
Have your ticket printed out if you can. It’s going to be easier for the staff if it’s printed. If you can not print it, have it READY when you step up. BE PREPARED. Don’t fumble on your phone, don’t be that guy. Be ready, and move along so everyone can get in easily.
Due to the heat, you CAN bring in one 16oz bottled water. Please try not to bring in bags unless necessary, as it’s more items that would need to be touched. Let’s reduce contact as much as possible.

GAMETIME!!!!

For this reduced seating in place, the Supporters Section now “officially” includes Section 8, Section 9, AND Section 10. Please spread out where we can.

Once inside the stadium, you’ll see the social distancing measures in place in the stands:

If a row has the YELLOW ROPE over it, that row is CLOSED. Do NOT sit there. If you see someone sitting there, politely remind them that row is closed and they need to move. If they get belligerent or rude, don’t argue: get security. We’re all in this together. If you need assistance, grab someone who can help. For example, people like Mitch and Brad are always at the top of Section 8; Sarah is at the front of Section 8; Nancy and Patrick are at the front of Section 9. Try to help them out as well with keeping their spots open if they’re working on something; there’s still a lot of people that don’t know what that group does on gameday.

You’ll notice in the above picture that certain seats have black “X”‘s on the seat numbers; those seats are CLOSED. You can see that some of the open seats are in groups of three, or four, or two, etc. If there’s two of you in a four person area and a group of four needs that space to be together (like a family), let them have it and find another spot. Again, ask for help if you need it. Please be understanding and cooperative; we’re all figuring this out for the first time and it’ll only go well if we all work together.

GAMETIME!!!!

Once inside the stadium, you’ll see the social distancing measures in place in the stands:

If a row has the YELLOW ROPE over it, that row is CLOSED. Do NOT sit there. If you see someone sitting there, politely remind them that row is closed and they need to move. If they get belligerent or rude, don’t argue: get security. We’re all in this together. If you need assistance, grab someone who can help. For example, people like Mitch and Brad are always at the top of Section 8; Sarah is at the front of Section 8; Nancy and Patrick are at the front of Section 9. Try to help them out as well with keeping their spots open if they’re working on something; there’s still a lot of people that don’t know what that group does on gameday.

You’ll notice in the above picture that certain seats have black “X”‘s on the seat numbers; those seats are CLOSED. You can see that some of the open seats are in groups of three, or four, or two, etc. If there’s two of you in a four person area and a group of four needs that space to be together (like a family), let them have it and find another spot. Again, ask for help if you need it. Please be understanding and cooperative; we’re all figuring this out for the first time and it’ll only go well if we all work together.

As with any public facility, be aware of the social distancing measures in place.

WEAR YOUR DAMN MASK ALL THE TIME. The only times you should be without your mask on is ingesting something: drinks, food, smoking in the designated area, etc. If you’re not wearing it, you’ll get reminded. Don’t get mad or offended…the world is watching. St. Louis County, the team, USL…everyone will be watching how we handle. Let’s do better than the other clubs have and not get caught on camera with masks down and yelling. Mike Watts will call us out on the broadcast. If you repeatedly refuse or become a problem, guess what? Gone. Again, ZERO TOLERANCE. There’s a theme here…

Same goes when going to the bathrooms, getting concessions, etc. There’s markings on the ground to keep distance. If there’s a bunch of people at the beer stand, wait a bit. Or maybe one person goes for the group. Again, common sense, follow the rules. It’s the same way at the grocery store, Target, etc., so you should be used to it by now. Safe distance, be cool, and enjoy.

Have Fun.  Three Points.  

Otherwise, it’s a normal home game. Our drum corp will be driving the noise. We’ll chant WITH OUR MASKS ON. We’ll light smoke when we score.

There won’t be post-game handshakes/selfies/etc. When the players head into the locker rooms, head to your cars and drive safely. If we do it all well, we’ll do it again in two weeks. There will probably be changes made, but if we do our part responsibly, hopefully they’ll be positive changes instead of restrictions.

Thanks for everyone working together on this and understanding. We know it’s not easy and may get frustrating, but we’re able to watch our boys play at home. Let’s do the right thing so we can keep doing this.

#2020CanSuckIt

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