Principal DeFazio Provides Information on Indians Playoff Game Friday Night from Tickets to T-Shirts

By Jeff Toquinto on November 15, 2017 via

For the second week in a row, Bridgeport High School Principal Mark DeFazio has a message for the Bridgeport community and anyone else planning on attending Friday’s Class AA quarterfinal game at Wayne Jamison Field. And that message is aimed at anyone who may want to save a few dollars or a little bit of time.
“We’ll be doing a pre-sale of tickets for the game Friday at the school for anyone that wants to buy a ticket in advance,” DeFazio said.
On Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at the high school, advance tickets for the Indians game with Winfield will be sold. Students can purchase advance tickets for $5 and adults, if they would prefer to get their tickets early, can also buy them at the high school for $7.
The game Friday will be at Wayne Jamison Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
“All tickets the night of the game are $7,” said DeFazio. “If you want to save a few dollars or a few minutes getting in then come to the school.”
DeFazio is asking that those coming during the one hour tickets will be sold to park behind the school. Individuals can enter through the back entrance.
For those that have used their student or teacher ID badges during the regular season for admission to games, DeFazio is reminding everyone that those passes aren’t accepted in the postseason. However, individuals with WVSSAC passes will be permitted into the game.
DeFazio said the reason that regular season passes aren’t accepted has nothing to do with trying to make more money for those who are upset that they can’t use the standard passes. Rather, he said it’s because the playoff games are not technically games hosted by the school. DeFazio said they are held at the school but done so in the postseason on behalf of the WVSSAC, which is the governing board of high school athletics.
Because of that, there are other rules in place. No signs are permitted to be hung inside the Wayne Jamison Field complex outside of the permanent advertising. Also, the limited reserved parking spaces in front of Jamison Field go from reserved to first come, first served.
“Parking is another rule the SSAC mandates,” said DeFazio before the first playoff game.
The school doesn’t entirely lose out on everything. Concession sales go to the home school and 10 percent of the gross from the gate is given to the host school for the use of the field and then each school participating also gets 20 percent of the gate, DeFazio said. The remainder goes to the WVSSAC.
DeFazio added that on Thursday night football playoff t-shirts will be sold. The cost of the long-sleeve t-shirts are $20. DeFazio said the school makes a few dollars on each shirt and that money goes into the school’s athletic fund. The t-shirts will not be sold at the game Friday.
“For those that came last week and we were out of smalls and medium-size shirts, we have ordered more,” said DeFazio. “We’ll sell the shirts until we’re sold out or until 7 p.m. comes.”
The gates open for Friday’s game at 6 p.m.

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