The start of the NHL season is just a few short days away and like many fans, I can’t wait to see our Ottawa Senators back on the ice.
I would also love to see our passionate fans be able to return to the Canadian Tire Centre as soon as it’s safe to do so.
The Ottawa Senators are committed to continuing the development of a plan that allows fans to safely enjoy NHL hockey in-person — but only when the time is right.
That time is not now.
Given the ongoing increase in daily COVID-19 cases and new measurements being introduced by the Government of Ontario to combat the spread of Covid-19, we understand as an organization that we must do our part to control this virus before we can entertain plans to bring fans back into our arena.
We will continue to work with all levels of government to fight the spread and adhere to the provincial government’s new measures. For the first time since I became owner of the Senators, my family and I will not be attending opening night. Like thousands of others, we will be watching and cheering the game from home.
When the day comes that we can allow fans back to games in a safe way, you can rest assured that our organization will be ready.
In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and stay positive that we will get through this pandemic together.