Clear bags now required at Dragon Stadium

Clear Bags Now Required at Dragon StadiumJOHNSTON, Ia. (Sept. 9, 2022) — Johnston is implementing a clear-bag policy at Dragon Stadium in an effort to improve safety and make it easier for those checking bags at the gate.

Regular backpacks or other bags will NOT be allowed past stadium gates. The policy will officially be enforced at the homecoming game on Friday, September 23.

In an effort to provide the safest environment for students and spectators at JHS home football games, we are also emphasizing that:

  • Students are expected to sit in assigned student sections (outlined below) or with a parent.
  • Parents and other spectators should sit in the bleacher sections above the student sections to avoid intermingling with students in their cheering sections.
  • Seating at the top of the stadium (adjacent to the Press Box) will be reserved for our patrons who have needs that prohibit them from going up and down the bleachers to access seating.
  • Hanging out in the concourse or grassy areas is not allowed.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, vapes and weapons including guns and knives are strictly prohibited.
  • Johnston Police and other law enforcement will be present at the game to assist with security. Violating our procedures may lead to removal from the game.

New online ticketingOnline Ticketing

Tickets to home varsity football games are $6 per person for school age students and older. Students in grades K-5 must be accompanied by an adult.

We also have new online ticketing this year. Scan the QR code to the right or visit CIML Tickets at to purchase tickets in advance.

Specific gates that should be used for entry into the stadium, depending on the kind of ticket or pass you have. And once you leave, re-entry into the stadium is not allowed. Please read the information below carefully for details.

West Gate = Home Online Tickets, Home SAT & Student Athletic Passes, Staff Passes Center Gate = Cash Only Sales


East Gate = Visitor Online Tickets, CIML Pass


Seating for Students & Spectators

Students in grade 6-12 are expected to sit in the assigned student sections or with a parent. Students in Grade K-5 must sit with a parent.

Students will have the ability to visit the concession stand and restrooms, however at the end of their visit they must return to their seat. Students will not be allowed to hang out in the concourse or grassy areas.

Parents and other spectators should sit on the upper bleacher sections, to avoid intermingling with student sections. The lower half of the bleachers will be reserved for student sections, and will be roped off. Spectators that need accommodations will be allowed to use the elevator for assistance getting to the upper level, and additional seating for wheelchairs is at the top of the lower bleacher section.

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Additional Reminders:

  • No outside food or drink
  • No alcohol, tobacco, vapes, etc.
  • No weapons including guns, knives, etc.
  • No re-entry to stadium (spectators will not be allowed to leave and return, including going to car mid game or halftime) ** in the event of an emergency situation, please speak with an administrator at the front gate**
  • No balls, skateboards, scooters, etc.

We appreciate your assistance and attendance at games. Due to the large number of attendees, it is important that we enforce the procedures above to ensure our staff and workers can monitor the environment to keep everyone safe.  School administrators will be reviewing these procedures with students, as well. We would ask parents/guardians to partner with us and review these guidelines with your child(ren).

Thanks and Go Dragons!

Mike O’Connor, JCSD Activities/Athletics Director

Laura Kacer, JCSD Superintendent

JHS Football Stadium Entry Seating Map