If you’re looking to get in on the action the next time the Calgary Flames are on the ice, then you might want to have yourself vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement was announced on Wednesday by Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC).
According to the recent announcement by the CSEC, proof of complete vaccination will already be required in the upcoming season’s games held at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium and Scotiabank Saddledome. Apart from vaccine-eligible fans, this policy will also be applied to employees and event staff attending live matches.
Moreover, proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 will be required during the games of Calgary’s other professional sports teams, particularly the Roughnecks, the Hitmen, and the Stampeders. The CSEC also stressed that a negative COVID-19 test would not be accepted as a substitute for the said proof of vaccination.
However, it was emphasized on the Calgary Flames website that only individuals with a valid medical exemption to the vaccine will be considered. They still need to show a privately-paid COVID-19 test, taken from within 72 hours before the game, and the original signed exemption letter to be admitted inside the McMahon Stadium and the Scotiabank Saddledome.
It was also announced that masks are required to be worn at all times in the Scotiabank Saddledome except during eating and drinking.
As for the McMahon Stadium, wearing masks will only be mandatory when in the washroom facilities, the ticket office, the Stamps Store, Suites, and the Red & White Club. Fans will also be expected to wear masks while sitting in their seats during matches, on the concourse, and when entering through the gates.