Naranche braces for fan attack

The seating capacity at Naranche Stadium will be about 7,000 for Friday night’s Class AA State championship game.

School officials said they have brought in bleachers from around town that add an additional 2,800 seats around the stadium.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 5,000 tickets were sold, with 1,000 being sold to people in Bozeman.

Visiting seating will be moved for the championship game. Instead of visiting seating being saved in sections I and J like in previous games, those seats will be in sections U, V and W, which are on the southeast side of the field.

Butte High officials say the tickets will not sell out because there is a lot of room for standing fans. Tickets are on sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Civic Center. They’ll be on sale from 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow. Ticket booths and stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.