When it comes to how the NHL is dealing with Covid-19, nothing is official until it is official. The Arizona Coyotes had previously hinted that they would be allowing fans when fans return, and we are getting more details.
The @ArizonaCoyotes announce a max of 3,450 fans will be allowed at the home/season opener on Jan. 14 vs. San Jose $ the 5 other home games this month. The Coyotes will work with GRA and Glendale to determine the seating capacity for each month throughout the 2021 NHL season.— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) January 6, 2021
The Coyotes will be opening their season against the Scottsdale Sharks on January 14th, and it looks like some fans will get a chance to see this.
With a max of 3,450 fans, the arena will be far from full. For many fans, this will be the first season-opener that they have missed in years.
It remains to be seen if things will change regarding seating. Arizona is currently experiencing a large number of cases and deaths which could potentially cause a change. But the vaccine is currently being distributed, and if that rollout is successful we may see those numbers go up in the next few months.
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