Report: NHL To Allow Attendance At Games In Locations Where State/Local Regulations And Protocols Allow It

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Earlier on Tuesday, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, who have temporarily relocated to Tampa, Florida for the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, announced plans to allow up to 3,800 fans to attend their home games in Tampa this season. The ruling is significant with regards to the return of NHL fans to arenas.

The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta is reporting that sources tell him the NHL will allow fans to attend games in markets where state/local/provincial regulations allow it attendance meets all of the associated/applicable protocols.

The NHL has not officially commented on the subject of fans attending games this coming season, but it is expected that details will be included in the overall protocols established for the ‘Return To Play’.

The NHL and NHLPA is currently negotiating those protocols, with ratification expected within the next few days.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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