The Brandon Wheat Kings and the Brandon Keystone Centre have outlined their COVID-19 health measures in effect for the upcoming season.
In a letter to fans, the team writes "First and foremost, we are grateful to have the ability to reconnect with you and have you in seats this fall. It has been a lengthy 18 months and we cannot wait to have your passion inside Westoba Place once again.
A vaccination policy and several new safety measures are in place for Wheat King games and all other events taking place on the Keystone Centre grounds. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the facility early, as there will be new steps added for entry that have not been present in the past.
Westoba Place will only be accessible via Entrance A (the ramp on the east side of the building), and Entrance E (the shared Canad Inns & Keystone Centre doors on the west side of the building). The entrance at the south end of the facility will not be open this season.
“We are incredibly excited to have Brandon Wheat Kings fans, and Brandon Wheat Kings hockey back in Westoba Place,” says Jared McKenzie, Keystone Centre Director of Marketing. “We understand that the public health protocols in place will present a new fan experience, but with your attention to the rules in place – wearing a mask, showing proof of vaccination and ID for entry – we believe this Brandon Wheat Kings season will be another great year of WHL hockey at Westoba Place.”
-All fans’ ages 12 and up will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry.
-Vaccination checkpoints will be located at Entrance A (East) and Entrance E (West).
-All fans must have a Public Health Agency of Canada vaccination card or QR code. A photocopy or photo of the vaccination card will also be accepted.
-Your final dose of the vaccine must have been administered more than 14 days before the attending event.
-Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the vaccine requirement but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
-All attendees and staff ages five and over will be required to wear masks inside Westoba Place, except when actively eating and drinking.
The protocols have been put in place by the Province of Manitoba and the Keystone Centre and will be strictly enforced.
Additional Game Day Operational Changes:
-Fans will be encouraged to utilize the Keystone Centre’s new digital ticketing system. The Wheat Kings will have staff on hand to assist fans with this process.
-Fan Services is now located on the East side of the main lobby, in the former 50/50 Central location. This will be the main point of contact for all Wheat King fans on game days.
-The Keystone Centre Box Office will only have ONE (1) cash window. All other windows will be Credit/Debit only.
The above policies are all subject to change.
To learn more about the above policies, fans are encouraged to visit https://keystonecentre.com/pages/covid-19
If you have additional questions regarding policies, please feel free to contact the Keystone Centre 204-726-3500.
We look forward to seeing you soon and beginning a successful 2021-22 season!