Montreal will host outdoor viewing of the Canadians game, because the request to increase the number of fans at Bell Center was rejected
The day after the Quebec Department of Public Health refused to allow more fans to enter the Bell Center, Montreal announced that it would set up an outdoor spectator party to allow fans to watch the Canadians play in the Stanley Cup final.
The city said that free viewing will take place in the city’s entertainment district Quartier des Spectacles. Starting Friday, the Canadians will play their first home game against the Tampa Bay Chargers in the Stanley Cup final series.
The announcement came when the Quebec government confirmed that it had rejected the Canadians’ request to allow approximately 10,500 fans to enter the team’s home court, which would account for half of its capacity.
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The province said in a statement on Thursday morning that it has decided to maintain the current limit of 3,500 people to limit the spread of COVID-19.
However, the health department said that starting Friday, the number of people allowed to participate in outdoor festivals and activities will increase to 5,000.
The province stated that people sitting must keep a distance of 1.5 meters from people who do not live with them, and it is recommended that people wear masks when moving.
Starting Friday, ice fans in Quebec City will be able to watch games screened in the Videotron Center for a fee of $11 per person. The rules are the same there: a maximum of 3,500 spectators are allowed per game.