The Toronto Maple Leafs will have some support in Scotiabank arena when they host longtime rivals the Montreal Canadiens for game seven of their NHL playoff series.
While there won’t be a fully packed arena of 20,000 people, the government has reversed course on denying 550 fully vaccinated healthcare workers, who will now be allowed entry into tonights big game.
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Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown initially campaigned for the government to let 2,500 healthcare workers attend the highly-anticipated event.
The announcement comes mere hours after the proposal was denied. All healthcare workers attending Game 7 must have both doses of their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Canadiens were allowed to welcome 2,500 fans to watch game six on at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday, per Quebec’s reopening plans.
Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), owner of the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and other sports entities around the GTA will be taking care of the costs for all attendees and providing them with jerseys.