May 25, 2022

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Canadians: Game 2 on the big screen at the Bell Center; CH on standby to increase its capacity

Canadians: Game 2 on the big screen at the Bell Center;  CH on standby to increase its capacity

Montreal – Montreal spectators may be even more intimidated when Canadians return home later this week to face the Tampa Bay lightning.

Hobbs indicated on Tuesday that they hope to win a contract from Quebec Public Health to accommodate 10,500 spectators at the Bell Center, which starts with the third game of the Stanley Cup final series on Friday.

“Since the announcement of the Green Zone on Monday and the COVID-19 cases in free fall in Quebec, we have seen enough to make a request to welcome more supporters. As you know, we have an audience of 3,500, and we want to reach 50% or 10,500 of our capacity,” the Canadian executive said. Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer France Margaret Belanger confirmed via videoconference on Tuesday.

Ms Belanger pointed out that the request was made to Quebec’s Public Health last Friday and she expects an immediate response “with little hope of the end of the day” being able to sell extra tickets for Game 3. .

She said the request was made after consulting Dr. Benoit Massey from the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal.

“According to him, a little paraphrasing, having a large audience at the Bell Center, has a ‘minimal’ effect on the epidemiological conditions in Montreal and Quebec,” Ms Belanger said.

Ms Belanger suggested that if the Canadians’ request was ever accepted, the company would look into the need for vaccine proof from those who purchase tickets for the games at the Bell Center.

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“Right now, as you know, at 3,500 people, people can enter without this proof,” she said first. Yes, that’s right you can now become known as a Lord of the Rings. “

At this point, she suggested that in line with Quebec public health guidelines, Canadians should not plan to hold large events around the Bell Center on Game Night.

“We have no complete control over the meetings created outside the Bell Center, and we are not near or very far from it. Normally, we hold ‘tailgate’ type parties at the playoffs, but for these reasons we did not do one,” said Ms. Belanger, COVID from the team at the Bell Center. Recall that there was no positive context of -19.Returned to Montreal on January 3, 2021.

Ms. Belanger suggested that the Canadian welcome 3,500 spectators at the Bell Center stands to watch Game 2 on a big screen. Tickets are on sale at 6pm on Tuesday.

On the other hand, Ms Belanger pointed out that the company is still discussing with the Betman circuit about the organization of the NHL Framework in 2022. The metropolis should be welcomed in 2020, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

“We hope to have a draft in 2022, but there is still a lot of discussion with the NHL about the format, dates, etc. So nothing has been confirmed at this level,” she said.

For Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, the Lightning company brought in 15,911 spectators. Florida Club won 5-1.

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