Upper Darby shuts sports doors to general public

By Terry Toohey

There’s a new attendance policy in place for home athletic events at Upper Darby High School for the winter season.

Events will no longer be open to the general public, according to a release on the athletics page on the school district’s website, which was posted Friday.

“Only Upper Darby School District students with school-issued IDs and who are eligible to attend school events will be allowed to purchase a ticket at the event,” according to the release. “All Upper Darby students must sit in the identified student section.”

The release goes on to say that Upper Darby’s teams and visiting teams would have to submit “a list of invited parents and family members who will then be able to buy a ticket at the gate. Students from the visiting team must show photo ID in order to buy a ticket.”

In addition, an administrator from the visiting team is required to approve the entry of each person and crosscheck it with the list of invited. Students or adults who are not affiliated with either school will not be permitted to attend any of the sports events during the winter.

(click on this link for the full story)