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Where to watch: Marshall and Minneota championship games

MARSHALL — Supporters will be able to cheer on the Marshall High School and Minneota High School girls basketball teams in person during Friday’s state championship games — but COVID-19 safety rules mean there will be a smaller crowd.

Marshall and Minneota school staff said Wednesday that their districts will each have a limited 300 tickets for the Class A and AAA state title games at Target Center.

The Minnesota State High School League said tickets to the state girls basketball championships will not be available to the general public this year. Instead, school districts of participating teams will receive information on how to order a limited number of tickets, and that information will be shared with participants’ families first.

Marshall Activities Director Bruce Remme and Minneota Activities Director Cari Pohlen said there will be opportunities today to purchase the remaining tickets online, but spaces are limited.

Spectators in the stands at the Target Center will have to follow COVID safety rules like wearing face masks and socially distancing from people who do not live in their households.

Local basketball fans will still have opportunities to watch the Minneota and Marshall girls play, even if they can’t be there in person. The games will be broadcast on 45TV and streamed online, and some area bars and restaurants plan to play the games on television.

Class A finals:

Minneota vs.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Minneota will play in the Class A championship game at 1 p.m. Friday at the Target Center.

How to get tickets: Pohlen said Minneota will have an allotment of 300 tickets to the state championship game. The school district will be offering tickets to athletes’ families first, and then to school staff. Information on how to purchase the remaining tickets will go up on Minneota Public Schools’ Facebook page this afternoon, she said.

Other ways to watch: The game will be broadcast on 45TV, and streamed online at www.prep45.com. In Minneota, City Hall Bar and Grill will be playing the stream of the game.

Class AAA finals:

Marshall vs. Becker

Marshall will play in the Class AAA championship game at 6 p.m. Friday at the Target Center.

How to get tickets: Remme said Marshall will have an allotment of 300 tickets to the state championship game. A link will be provided on the Activities page of the Marshall High School website today that will allow spectators to purchase tickets directly through the Target Center.

Other ways to watch: The game will be broadcast on 45TV, and streamed online at www.prep45.com. Some Marshall bars and restaurants, including Fuzzy’s, the Gambler, the Varsity Pub and the Wooden Nickel said they either planned to play the Marshall game on television or could play it.

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