How many NHL arenas are allowing fans? The NHL anticipates 30 of its 32 arenas will open at 100% capacity for the 2021-22 season, according to a memo circulated to teams this week. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Montreal Canadiens are expected to open at 33% capacity, or around 7,500 fans.
Do NHL stands have fans? There were some real fans in the building at Rogers Place on Sunday, but they were inanimate. The NHL put up a special message thanking all the fans during the Stanley Cup Qualifiers for their support on the video screen at center ice during the Dallas Stars 2-1 overtime win against the St.
Can Canadian NHL teams have fans? On Monday, the province of Manitoba announced new capacity restrictions to sporting events and that Jets games at Canada Life Centre will be played without any fans. The change is currently set to expire on Jan. 11, 2022.
Can Montreal Canadiens have fans? The arena can hold up to 21,302 fans for hockey games. Presently, the Canadiens can only have up to 500 fans in their arena. No fans were allowed for their four previous home games due to COVID-19 restrictions.