By Jesse Sarles

PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4) – Fans will be allowed in the stands for Colorado’s high school football championship games after all. A few, at least. The games take place in Pueblo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Colorado State University Pueblo is hosting the games and has a variance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to do so. The number of fans will be limited to 75 and non-household groups must be 6 feet apart. All the spectators, as well as coaches, officials, staff and anyone not actively playing must wear masks.

Rhonda Blanford-Green, CHSAA commissioner, says she was hoping for more.

“What we’ve been given is nothing less than what the state guidelines that are in place for (levels) red and and orange, so yeah, I was being a little greedy, but I definitely will feel satisfied with what we’ve been given for sure,” she said.

Initially the plan was to not allow any fans, but the Colorado High School Activities Association petitioned the CDPHE to make the change.

The limited number of tickets will be made available through the schools that are playing in the games.

This will be the first time in CHSAA’s 100 year history that all of the championship games will be taking place in one location.

Jesse Sarles