by Ken McLemore
HOPE – Disappointed by the cancellation of the game with neighboring county rival Prescott, the Hope Bobcats will make tickets available beginning Monday to their first conference outing against DeQueen on Friday night.
Hope Co-Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Phillip Turner said Friday tickets to the away game in DeQueen will be “distributed” rather than sold from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday at the ticket office of the Hope High School MAC building on a “first come, first serve” basis.
“DeQueen has sent us 200 tickets,” Turner said. “But, we will not collect payment for tickets here; that will be done in DeQueen at the game.”
He said Bobcat fans who obtain a ticket will be required to present the ticket and a $5 gate admission at the DeQueen stadium.
“They will have a special gate for you to enter, and you will have to have a ticket and pay for it at the gate to get in the game,” Turner said.
He said the arrangement prevents potential refunds in case of cancellation of the game due to COVID-19, as Prescott was forced to do.
Turner said DeQueen will require fans to wear face masks and observe social distancing in seating marked for game use.