B.C. Lions hoping to host 5,000 fans per game in August, full capacity by September

There are plenty of reasons for optimism on the west coast following the CFL board of governor’s approval of a fourteen-game regular season.

TSN’s Farhan Lalji reported on Monday that the B.C. Lions are hoping to host 5,000 fans at home games for the month of August. The team then hopes to lift all capacity restrictions by September amid the province’s final reopening stage as vaccination rates increase.

B.C. premier John Horgan expressed enthusiasm late last month regarding the possibility of the Lions hosting fans in 2021. The province is hosting the Rugby Sevens in September after B.C. is slated to lift restrictions under step four of its reopening plan.

The retractable roof at BC Place Stadium will allow for games to be played in an open-air environment. This could help the Lions to secure approval to host larger quantities of fans than anticipated as recently as four to six weeks ago.

The CFL will unveil its new fourteen-game schedule on Tuesday with the majority of games in August reportedly set to be hosted out west.

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