Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field will require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has released its new health and safety protocol that will go into effect next month.

“Attendees (including employees, event staff and guests) will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to gain access to its arenas, stadium and restaurants,” MLSE said in a statement.

MLSE’s venues include Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field and Real Sports.

“As an organization that hosts more than four million fans per year, at hundreds of events in multiple venues, MLSE is proud to serve as a central gathering place in Toronto and recognizes its responsibility to provide attendees with a safe and secure environment. We believe these health and safety protocols are the key to allowing our communities and businesses to reopen safely, to permit full capacity events, and to protect against further lockdowns.”

Further details related to the specifics of these new protocols will be announced in the coming weeks according to the statement.

All the major MLSE teams (Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Argonauts and Toronto FC) plan to play their home games, with fans, in Toronto this fall. This announcement follows multiple seasons of displacement and restrictions on all of those teams.