Will the NHL allow fans at games?
The NHL anticipates 30 of its 32 arenas will open at 100% capacity for the 2021-22 season, according to a memo circulated to teams this week. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Montreal Canadiens are expected to open at 33% capacity, or around 7,500 fans. The Vancouver Canucks will open at less than capacity, too.
Which NHL teams are allowing fans?
Those teams are the Arizona Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals.
Will NHL have spectators?
We have obtained assurances that beginning with our games in January, we will return to a partial capacity scenario and be able to host fans once more. More details will follow in the days to come and as the portrait of this ever-evolving pandemic becomes clearer.
Are the Minnesota Wild allowing fans?
Minnesota hockey is back! Fans will be in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center Tuesday night for the first puck drop of the 2021 season.
Are fans allowed at Canadian NHL games?
NHL postpones 9 Canada-based home games due to no fan policy; Islanders-Red Wings matchup postponed. A number of the NHL’s Canadian-team-based home games are being postponed due to no fan policies that are currently in place amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Are hockey arenas at full capacity?
The NHL expects to have all but two arenas operating at full capacity this season. The exceptions are Vancouver’s Rogers Arena (50 per cent capacity) and Montreal’s Bell Centre (33 per cent).
How many ice hockey fans are there?
Global Fan Base and Audience: As mentioned above hockey has more than 2 billion fans in the world.
Are the Predators allowing fans?
The Nashville Predators have gotten the green light from the Nashville Metro Public Health Department and the National Hockey League to increase fan attendance at Bridgestone Arena to 12,135 people — roughly 70 percent capacity — for the team’s home playoff games against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Why are there no fans in Montreal?
MONTREAL — Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, Thursday night’s game between the Flyers and the Montréal Canadiens will be played without fans at the Bell Centre. Quebec public health officials contacted the Canadiens organization on Thursday afternoon and requested that the game be held in a closed setting.
How many people allowed Bell Center?
The Quebec government announced Thursday the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions, including for the Bell Centre, and the Canadiens can fill all 21,302 seats starting Oct. 8. Until then, the capacity at the Bell Centre will remain at 7,500.
Are the Blackhawks allowing fans?
Body. The United Center received permission from city and state government officials to welcome fans back to the arena for Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls home games beginning May 7, 2021.
How many fans does the Wild playoff have?
For the first round of the playoffs, the Wild plans to be at 25% capacity — approximately 4,500 fans. Wild season ticket-holders will have the chance to purchase tickets starting next week for first-round home playoff games.
How many fans does the Wild have?
There’s nothing like game day at Xcel Energy Center when the NHL Minnesota Wild take the ice and more than 18,000 fans regularly descend upon downtown Saint Paul for the team’s 44 home games.
Can you bring a purse into the Xcel Energy Center?
NO BAGS are permitted inside the arena to help reduce staff touchpoints and expedite entry times for guests. This includes clutches, clear bags, purses, backpacks, fanny packs, etc. Medical and diaper bags are permitted at Gate 1 and are subject to x-ray screening.