* Background is here if you need it. From Logan Lanes bowling center in Lincoln…
VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!
The Illinois State Bowling Proprietors have settle their lawsuit against the State of Illinois and are now allowed to have 50% of their occupation instead of 50 people. We do need to separate groups of 50 by one pair of lanes. This means that all of our fall leagues are a go. All leagues will start after Labor Day this year. The schedules will be up at loganlanes.com on Thursday 8/6. This is a major decision for all the bowling alleys in Illinois and I am very thankful. I have many friends who have still not been able to open their centers in other states at all yet. GO BOWLING ITS NOT ONLY A FAMILY SPORT IT’S A LIFETIME SPORT!!!! PERFECT TIMING FOR THIS SINCE NATIONAL BOWLING DAY IS SATURDAY 8/8. Please share this big news on your page it will be greatly appreciated.
I checked with the governor’s office and was told “The lawsuit is in the process of being settled,” but the spokesperson didn’t have the exact parameters yet.
The lawsuit was filed in Dixon.
*** UPDATE *** From the governor’s office…
Under the sports guidance released last week, bowling was included and was classified as a lower risk sport. Bowling alleys will need to follow that guidance like other sports facilities, as well as the bars and restaurant guidance for those portions of their facilities. These terms were agreed to in the settlement with the understanding that the venues will be subject to further mitigation if a region’s data requires it.
The new guidance will allow 50% capacity or 200 people, whichever is less.
Following IDPH guidance regarding their restaurant and bar portions of the venue will be required.
Owners will need to outline how they will provide 30 feet of distancing between groups and they will have to leave two lanes unused between large groups.