Special admission policies in effect for Friday Corn Palace basketball games

Five games scheduled starting at 2:30 p.m.

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Five playoff basketball games are taking place at the Corn Palace on Friday, March 5, and because of the busy schedule, special admission rules are being implemented for attendees.

The Region 4B boys basketball semifinal games will take place between Howard and Elkton-Lake Benton at 2:30 p.m. and Hanson and Dell Rapids St. Mary at 4 p.m. Tickets will go on sale for that session of games at 1 p.m. Following those two games, the Corn Palace will be cleared.

Two Region 6B boys basketball games will follow later in the day, with Platte-Geddes taking on Gregory at 5:30 p.m. and Corsica-Stickney battling Burke at 8:30 p.m. Ticketing for those games will begin at 4:30 p.m.

According to the Corn Palace, fans attending the Region 6B games will be asked to remain in the lobby of the Corn Palace or outside the building until after the Hanson-Dell Rapids St. Mary game concludes and the building has been cleared.

The Mitchell-Watertown Class AA SoDak 16 girls basketball state-qualifying game begins at 7 p.m. Ticketing for that game will take place at 6 p.m.


Fans attending the Platte-Geddes and Gregory contest will be asked to leave the Corn Palace and get their hand stamped if they plan to return later in the night. The same protocol will be used for Mitchell-Watertown attendees who wish to stay and watch Corsica-Stickney and Burke.

Masks or face coverings are required for all spectators at the Corn Palace and those attending are asked to socially distance in the seating areas. Attendance for all games is open to the general public.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at
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