Sharks to play next three home games without fans due to COVID-19 fears

Fans walk outside of SAP Center at San Jose before Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series between the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Eric Risberg/AP)

The San Jose Sharks will play their next three home games at the SAP Center without fans in attendance as part of COVID-19 precautions, the team announced Wednesday.

“The safety of our fans, guests and partners is of the utmost importance. Sharks Sports & Entertainment and SAP Center management greatly appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time,” the team said in a statement.

The games included are March 19 vs. the Montreal Canadiens, March 21 vs. the Boston Bruins and March 29 vs. the Arizona Coyotes.

Admission to games will be limited to team personnel, media, essential club and arena staff, and NHL officials.

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