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Ontario to announce preseason arena capacity for Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs to refund some purchased tickets.

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The Ontario government will announce arena capacities for preseason games at not quite the last minute, per a report from Chris Johnston of the Toronto Star.

He reports that the Leafs will be allowed 50% capacity, or approximately 9.500 fans. This policy will hold for the Senators and Raptors for preseason. There is an expectation that this will be increased. This information was first reported by TSN:

The Maple Leafs chose to sell tickets for Saturday’s game at full capacity, with this plan:

If you bought a ticket, expect to be contacted if your seat isn’t the lucky winner.

Update:

Now official:

At a news conference Friday afternoon, provincial Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore announced an increase to capacity limits in several settings requiring proof of vaccination, starting Saturday.

Effective at 12:01 a.m., sporting events, meeting and event spaces, concerts, theatres, cinemas will be able to operate at 50 per cent capacity or up to 10,000 people.

At outdoor event venues where patrons stand, capacity limits will increase to up to 75 per cent capacity or 15,000 people (whichever is less). Where patrons are seated, that limit will be 75 per cent capacity or 30,000 people.