Effective mid-September MLSE will require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to enter their facilities

Photo courtesy: Toronto Argonauts

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has set the benchmark for pro sports franchises in Ontario when it comes to entering their facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

MLSE put out a statement on Tuesday:

To continue to combat the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, MLSE announced that effective mid-September 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.

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.

Details and dates on the implementation of these new health and safety protocols will be provided in the coming weeks. We thank all employees, partners and fans for their continued cooperation and efforts to protect our city and each other throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Argonauts are scheduled to play two games in August and one on September 10 at BMO Field.