FARMINGTON — If you go to a Mt. Blue High School home basketball game this season, prepare for a packed house.

A construction accident in September delayed work on the new Mt. Blue High School gymnasium, preventing it from being ready for the winter season. So the Cougars will play home games in the much smaller Mt. Blue Middle School gymnasium.

“It’s small,” Mt. Blue boys basketball coach Jim Bessey said. “It might be a home court advantage.”

The first home game is scheduled for Friday, when the Mt. Blue boys basketball team hosts rival Skowhegan.

Because of the limited capacity, tickets will be required to enter Mt. Blue basketball games, athletic director Todd Demmons said in an email. Tickets will be on sale at the following locations: Douin’s Market in New Sharon, Arkay Pizza in Farmington, Shelley’s Hometown Market in Wilton, and the Mt. Blue High School Franklin Savings Branch, which will have tickets for students only.

Visiting teams will be limited to 50 tickets, which will be available through each school’s athletic director.

Mt. Blue will stream video of each home game into the Mt. Blue Middle School cafeteria, so those unable to get a ticket will be able to watch the games.

Any tickets not sold before a game will be available at the door.

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