FORT COLLINS, Colorado, February 8. IF you thought about popping into Fort Collin's EPIC swimming facility this weekend to catch a glimpse of Missy Franklin swimming her last high school meet, think again. The facility, which seats about 1,000 spectators (the largest swimming facility in Colorado), has only allotted 100 seats for the general public. Those tickets were snapped up within minutes of going on sale this past Wednesday.
After parents complained about being unable to see their children swim at last year's Colorado state championships due to crowds of Franklin fans, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) heavily restricted ticket sales this year. They allowed schools to purchase up to two tickets per state qualifier. With 450 swimmers qualified, that eats up 90% of available tickets.
“We're super excited that Missy's swimming, and we're happy to do whatever it takes to ensure that we get all the parents in,” Bethant Brookens, assistant commissioner with the CHSAA told the Coloradoan. “… The venue's going to be packed with parents, so it's not like it'll be full of Missy Franklin fans.”
However, fans can still watch Franklin compete even if they were unable to snag one of the 100 allotted to the general public. Playonsports.com will be streaming the event for $3.95 a day.
Check out the following video from the Denver Post highlighting Missy Franklin's last high school dual meet:
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