Jets announce vaccination requirement for fans to attend home games

Winnipeg Jets' fans celebrate Mark Scheifele's (55) goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Winnipeg on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (John Woods/CP)

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets will require all fans to be fully vaccinated to attend home games at Canada Life Centre this season.

The Jets' parent company, True North Sports and Entertainment, made the announcement on Twitter, saying season ticket holders had made it clear that was their preference.

The policy also applies to Burton Cummings Theatre, a performing arts centre also owned by True North.

The company says it plans to fill the arena for Jets home games this year, and will require all employees, event staff and guests to provide proof of vaccination. The team's website says fans will also be required to wear masks in the arena.

As of now, children will be permitted to attend games and/or events. Children between the ages of 12-17 will be required to be fully vaccinated and all children will be required to wear masks, according to the team's website.

A spokesperson for the team says the policy will not apply to players, whose vaccination status will be up to the league and the NHL Players' Association.

The Jets start their season on the road in Anaheim on Oct. 14, and play their first home game against the Ducks a week later.

When submitting content, please abide by our  submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.
We use cookies to improve your experience. Learn More or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.