a quick question concerning rules, regulations and policies of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association


Q: Are there standards set for hosting NCHSAA playoff contests?

A:  The answer is yes; in football there are specific seating requirements for being able to host a game. 

     The NCHSAA Board of Directors also recently passed some additional requirements for  standards for facilities hosting NCHSAA playoffs in all sports. Among the provisions are they must be safe and protective of well being of participants and spectators; must have seating for participants and spectators, with one-third of the seating reserved for visiting spectators (sports other than football, which has its own seating requirements); must satisfy Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, have restroom facilities, have a means to teams and game officials to dress, conducive to charging admission, and be able to show upon request that lighting meets the NCHSAA minimum standards.