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New rules implemented at Daylis Stadium

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The superintendent for School District 2 decides to implement new rules at a high school stadium in light of recent negative events.

Superintendent Greg Upham has implemented new rules for Daylis Stadium such as this rule posted on this sign. This comes after multiple fights breaking out last weekend. The superintendent said there was a situation last weekend that had gotten out of control.

"What happened last weekend was a fight had broken out that created a very dangerous situation," Upham said.

Upham said endangering the public left him with no choice but to increase rules regarding sporting events. Mark Wahl, director of athletics and activities for School District 2, said these guidelines have been placed in order to protect those who attend these family-friendly events at the stadium.

"We don't want kids to get hurt," Wahl said. "We want them there for the right reasons. As you know when conflict grows, sometimes, not the best decisions are made and sometimes the results are disastrous."

So what rules have been implemented?

"We want students seated," Upham said. "We don't want them walking around unattended. As people come into Daylis Stadium, we've asked they come in certain gates. Not that they're restricted from any gate, but that they come in through a certain gates so it allows us to control the population of people that are coming in and it makes it safer."

Wahl also said there will be no bottled water and certain types of backpacks allowed.

"I worry a little bit about alcohol being in water bottles," Wahl said. "I think that's a major concern. I think we've noticed an increase of those types of behaviors."

Wahl explained many parents and young adults are concerned about what's been going on at Daylis Stadium. He said with these new rules set in place, he hopes this will provide more safety and therefore, attract more kids to visit.

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