The Winona Senior High School football team is headed back to the state tournament. The Winhawks (10-0) will face Simley (9-1) at 7 p.m. Friday on Todd Field at McNamara Stadium in Hastings, Minn., in a Class AAAA state quarterfinal.
If you are interested in attending the game, here is some information you need to know. This will be updated as more information becomes available.
TICKETS: Tickets are $11 for adults and seniors, $7 for students and can be bought at the high school activities office from 8 to 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. All sales will stop at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the McNamara Stadium gate beginning at 6 p.m.
SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP T-SHIRTS: The football team is selling section championship T-shirts once again. Prices are $10 for S-XXL sizes and $15 for XXXL. More details will come soon.
FAN BUS: Leighton Broadcasting is sponsoring a fan bus to the game. The cost is $20 and includes coach bus transportation, pizza and a game ticket. Tickets are available at Leighton Broadcasting Studios, 752 Bluffview Circle, Winona. The bus will depart from the Winona Elks Club, 4540 Service Drive, at 4:30 p.m.
STUDENT BUS: Winona Senior High School will have a fan bus sign up starting Tuesday and concluding at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $20, which includes a ticket to the game and bus travel. The bus will leave from the front of the high school at 4:45 p.m. We must have a minimum of 40 riders and two chaperones for each bus. This is open to all students at the high school and the Winona Area Learning Center. A permission slip must be signed by the parent.
PARKING: Parking for football games in Hastings is much like parking at Paul Giel Field. Be prepared to find parking in the neighborhood around the stadium, which is not located at the high school. It is located at the corner of 10th Street and Hwy. 61.
BAGS: Hastings will not allow any bags to be brought into the stadium. The exceptions are small purses and diaper bags, both of which could be searched. These are MSHSL policies that were in place for the larger venues, such as U.S. Bank Stadium, and are now extended to all tournament games.
FOOD: Please do not bring food or drink into the event. All food and drink must be disposed of before entering the stadium.
SEND OFF: There will be a send off at 3 p.m. Friday. Anyone coming for the send off must park in a parking lot and not in front of the school where the buses will park.
CAN'T MAKE IT? Those who can't make it to the game can listen on Real Country 1380 AM/101.5 FM or stream it here.