Ownership group for Maple Leafs, Raptors to require proof of vaccination or negative test for staff, spectators

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Published August 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans will soon be required to be vaccinated or produce a negative COVID-19 test in order to watch their team play in person.

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) announced on Tuesday (August 17) that employees, event staff, and guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to be permitted to attend events.

This new requirement will come into effect as of mid-September.

The organization owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Marlies, and the Raptors 905.

“As an organization that hosts more than four million fans per year, at hundreds of events in multiple venues, MLSE is proud to serve as a central gathering place in Toronto and recognize its responsibility to provide attendees with a safe and secure environment,” reads a statement from MLSE.

“We believe these health and safety protocols are the key to allowing our communities and businesses to reopen safely, to permit full-capacity events, and to prevent further lockdowns,” the statement continued. 

Cover photo courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs via Twitter

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