By Joseph Hayes
It was unexpected news that should bring a little bit of relief.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced on Wednesday they would allow a limited amount spectators when the postseason resumes.
According to the MHSAA, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will allow football programs to receive 125 tickets each for immediate family members for the upcoming postseason games.
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It will be similar for the conclusion of the girls volleyball tournaments, with programs receiving 50 tickets for those events.
The MHSAA said spectators from different households must wear masks and be spaced out by at least six feet while maintaining social distancing.
The football postseason will resume on Saturday, with the 8-player semifinals and 11-player regional finals.
The championship round for the 8-player round will take place on Jan. 16 and 11-player on Jan. 22-23 at yet to be announced locations.
Volleyball meanwhile will restart on Jan. 12 with the quarterfinal round and will conclude the semifinal and final round that weekend at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek.
Lower Peninsula girls swim and diving finals will not allow spectators when they take place Jan. 15-16 at three different locations.