Canadians to play behind closed doors at government request
It & rsquo; empty bleachers at the Bell Center that the Canadiens face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. The team have warned fans not to show up for the game.
This would be a request from the government as well as from public health, the organization explains in a message sent to ticket holders. “We have accepted this request in order to ensure the health and safety of our fans and communities,” said the Montreal Canadiens in a statement.
It is still not decided whether the game on Saturday, between the Boston Bruins and the Canadiens, will be played in front of fans or not. An update on this will be provided on Friday.
The Canadiens have received confirmation that the Bell Center will once again receive fans no later than January, but at partial capacity. “In the meantime, we continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and get their booster doses as soon as possible and to behave responsibly around social and family gatherings this holiday season,” say Canadians.
Since October 8, the performance halls can be filled to capacity. It remains to be seen what regulations will be in force for the coming weeks. Prime Minister François Legault is due to take stock of the health situation with the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, and the national director of public health, Horacio Arruda, at 6 p.m. Thursday.