The Avalanche have played three games so far at Ball Arena, and fans who attended were not required to show proof of vaccination for Covid-19, nor show any proof of a recent negative test. That all changes on Nov. 10.
Starting with that date, any fan wishing to attend an event at Ball Arena must show proof of the jab, or if not that, proof of a negative test within the past 72 hours.
From a release issued by Ball Arena.:
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) announced today that starting on November 10, 2021, Ball Arena and Paramount Theatre will require all event attendees, working staff and team personnel age 12 and older to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to the specific event. Attendees under the age of 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event but must wear a face mask at all times. All staff and attendees age 2 and older will be required to wear a face mask at all times regardless of their vaccination status. This policy will apply to all events and will remain in place until further notice.
“After consultation with local, state and federal government and health authorities along with the guidance of the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), National Lacrosse League (NLL) and in consultation with national concert promoters and entertainment providers, the decision to institute these protocols for all events reinforces KSE’s continued commitment to ensuring that the health, safety and wellness of our fans, frontline workers, staff, performers and athletes is our top priority,” said Matt Hutchings, EVP and Chief Operating Officer. “The verification process for the proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test will take place outside of the entrances at each facility and we encourage our fans to arrive early, come prepared with the required documentation for entry and to wear a face mask at all times while inside the venue except when eating and drinking.”
For events that take place on November 10, 2021 and after, additional information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Ball Arena can be found at https://www.ballarena.com/newsafetyprotocols/ and for Paramount Theatre at https://www.paramountdenver.com/newsafetyprotocols.
For events that take place now through November 9, 2021, additional information and FAQs for Ball Arena can be found at https://www.ballarena.com/welcomebacktoballarena and for Paramount Theatre at https://www.paramountdenver.com/welcomebacktoparamount/.