"People are very excited," said Sarasota High athletic director Clyde Metcalf.
"We've never approached this kind of ticket sale."
At both schools, sales were brisk.Metcalf
school sold more than 2,300 tickets, at $6 each.
said the tickets may be sold out by then.
After an initial problem locating portable bleachers, four area schools came through.The extra bleachers will add 1,200 seats to the normal 7,800-seat capacity of Cleland Stadium.Metcalf
said one problem remains.
"We've got to find a flat-bed truck to get them over," he
Including fans who will stand to watch the game, Metcalf
said a crowd of 12,000 could pack Sarasota's home field for the first Thanksgiving holiday matchup between the two rivals since 1974.
Busy has been Metcalf's middle name.Among his
spoken with the Sarasota police about added security.
Fans and students attending the game will notice two differences: an increased police presence, and more Sarasota and Riverview
faculty and staff, wearing identifying badges.
"The police are in charge of overall security," he