NHL expects full capacity in all cities except Vancouver and Montreal – .

NHL expects full capacity in all cities except Vancouver and Montreal – .

The NHL expects all but two of the arenas to operate at full capacity this season.
The exceptions are Rogers Arena in Vancouver (50 percent of capacity) and the Bell Center in Montreal (33 percent).

The NHL memo says there will be different rules on proof of vaccination, COVID-19 testing, and mask use across the league.

As of Thursday, COVID-19 rules in Ontario call for a maximum of 1,000 people in indoor locations. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators have said they anticipate full capacity.

Asked about a possible change in the capacity of sports venues, an Ontario government spokesperson said, “(Chief Medical Officer of Health) Dr. (Kieran) Moore to provide an update on recommended changes to the boundaries. capacity in specific settings where proof of vaccination is required once they are finalized and approved by Cabinet. “

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, under Alberta rules, may have full capacity even though the province is under a public health emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 capacity rules fall under provincial and state jurisdiction.

None of Canada’s seven arenas had regular season fans last year. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets had hundreds of healthcare workers for some playoff games, while the Montreal Canadiens were allowed 3,500 fans at the end of the playoffs.


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