Facility, Stadium, & Media Guidelines
Bullard ISD strives to create a fun and safe sports environment for all spectators, coaches, and student-athletes. The following Bullard ISD Facility, Stadium, and Media Guidelines are in place to accomplish this goal.
- The district will enforce a "no re-entry" policy during games. Spectators are not allowed to leave the facility/stadium and return without purchasing another ticket.
- All tickets and passes must be purchased online at https://spicket.events/bullardisd.
- No outside food or drink may be brought into the facility/stadium.
- All students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult upon entry. Drop-offs will not be allowed entry.
- High school and middle school students are asked to sit in the bleachers. Students 6th grade and under should be seated with a parent/adult.
- No pets except for service animals.
- No backpacks. All bags are subject to search.
- No firearms allowed.
- State law and school district policies will be in effect concerning alcoholic beverages and controlled substances.
- The use of tobacco products in any form is prohibited on all school district property. (State Law).
- Confetti, balloons, or similar items requiring detailed clean-up are not permitted.
- Glass bottles and/or containers are prohibited in the parking lot.
- No pyrotechnics can be used in the facility.
- Noisemakers, other than whistles, are allowed at outdoor events. Only handmade noisemakers allowed at indoor events.
Stadium Sideline Rules
- Only approved, credentialed individuals/organization/media are allowed on field.
- Bullard High School/Bullard Middle School Yearbook and AV students are permitted if wearing credentials.
- Stay behind the marked white areas on the sidelines in order to allow officials and players/coaches room to maneuver.
- Do not enter the team boxes. This is generally the area between the 30-yard lines. It is clearly marked with box lines.
- Do not interact with the coaches, referees, players, or any other students on the sideline.
- Do not photograph players while being treated by the sports medicine team.
- Credentialed photographers are allowed on the sidelines for all halftime performances.
All media/photographers at Bullard ISD events must request credentials from Bullard ISD. Credential requests may be made to Amy Pawlak, Public Relations Coordinator, or Wendy Smith, Bullard Athletics.
Game and tournament administrators and officials retain final determination of photographer placement at all events. The use of electronic flash equipment, other than a remote off-camera strobe flash, is prohibited at all indoor UIL events including volleyball and basketball. Officials reserve the right to remove anyone from events/tournaments if causing a disturbance. Bullard ISD reserves the right to change its photographer policies to accommodate venue size and configuration.
Baseball and Softball: In accordance with National Federation Rules, photographers may shoot on the field ONLY from designated areas. These areas must be marked as dead ball areas on the field. If no designation has been made, photographers will not be allowed on the playing area. Photographers are not allowed in the dugouts at any time.
Basketball: Photos may be shot from the outside of the lane to far sideline opposite the score table and players’ bench. Photographers should be positioned off the playing court to allow both officials and players enough room to maneuver. Photographers may not impede the view of spectators.
Cross Country: Photos may be taken at any point during the race. However, when shooting the start, photographers must give the field a minimum of 50 yards to give time to shoot the start and move to the side before interfering with the contestants. Additionally, photographers may shoot the finish line from inside the chute ONLY in designated media areas. At no time during the race can photographers cause any sort of distraction or otherwise impede the progress of the contestants.
Football: Photographers may shoot from any point on the sidelines with the exception of the team boxes (30-yard line to 30-yard line). Photographers must remain behind the marked white areas in order to allow officials and players room to maneuver. Please do not interact with coaches, players, referees or students.
Golf: Photographers should observe the etiquette of golf and remain quiet during all shots. Shooting photos from the side is allowed and photographers may shoot putting shots as long as they remain off of the green.
Soccer: Photographers may shoot from any point on the sidelines with the exception of the team boxes (approximately 30-yard line to 30-yard line). Photographers must remain 5 yards off the sideline in order to allow officials and players room to maneuver.
Tennis and Team Tennis: Photographers may shoot on the court at either side of the net. They may not move from that position until the players change sides. Photographers may also shoot from the corners of the court.
Track & Field: Photographers may shoot all events, giving consideration to the safety of both participants and officials.
Volleyball: Photos may be shot from the ends of the court (if room is available) or from the sides opposite of team benches. Photographers should be positioned off the playing court to allow both officials and players enough room to maneuver. Photographers may not impede the view of spectators.
Bullard ISD appreciates and values all media coverage of our outstanding sports teams and student-athletes. We are #BullardProud of these teams and know our community is as well.
ALL sports media interviews during a school day should be coordinated through Amy Pawlak, Public Relations Coordinator. Please do not contact coaches directly to coordinate interviews.