OHL clubs – including the Oshawa Generals – get to expand spectator capacity to 50 cent
Published September 27, 2021 at 9:06 am
The Ontario Hockey League can now expand spectator limits to 50 per cent capacity – just in time for the upcoming opening of the season – following the Government of Ontario’s expansion of spectator capacity limits at indoor sporting venues ruling.
The change, which applies to the leagues 17 Ontario-based teams, took effect September 25.
“The regular season is fast approaching and it’s an exciting time for everyone,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “This announcement only amplifies that energy as the League and its member teams look forward to welcoming more of our great fans into venues across the province.”
The 2021-22 OHL Regular Season gets underway on Thursday, October 7, kicking-off a Thanksgiving long weekend that includes 21 games on the Opening Week schedule. The Oshawa Generals kick off their season the next night at home against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The increase in capacity limits means the club can welcome 3,000-plus fans for all home games, with the hope of increased attendance as the season progresses and public health advancements in the fight against the COVID-19 virus continue. All fans must show proof of vaccination to attend.
“We remain grateful for our continued conversations with the Government and public health officials,” Branch added. “The League continues to put the health and safety of its players, staff, officials, fans, billets and the communities in which they reside at the forefront as we embark on the new season.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies