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New ticket sale process in place for football games following brawl

September 19, 2018 12:11 PM

The Rochester City School District is working with the Rochester Police Department and Pathways to Peace to implement a new ticket sale process for upcoming football games after a brawl broke out at the East/Wilson game last weekend.

Violence erupted in the bleachers at Marina Auto Stadium Saturday afternoon. After repeated episodes of fighting, school officials ended the game at halftime. The athletes were escorted out of the stadium and the crowds were instructed to leave. But then, more fights continued in neighborhood streets. Three suspects were arrested for disorderly conduct.

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School district officials say the new ticket sale process is for the two homecoming games on Saturday, Sept. 22 -- Wilson vs. Monroe at noon at Marina Auto Stadium and East High vs. Edison at 1 p.m. at East High. 

Pre-sale tickets will be available on Friday for students to purchase at participating schools for $3 a ticket. Tickets will also be available at the gates. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with proper ID.

On Monday, East High School Superintendent Sean Nelms, Rochester City School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams, Mayor Lovely Warren, and interim Police Chief Mark Simmons announced a changed approach to security school events following the melee. 

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