The Ontario government announced Friday that attendance for outdoor events across the province has increased to 75 percent of total capacity, effective immediately.
In addition, proof of vaccination will now be required in outdoor settings where the normal maximum capacity is 20,000 people or more to help keep these venues safe for patrons.
For certain outdoor event venues where patrons stand, limits will increase up to 75 percent capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less. For certain outdoor event venues where patrons are seated, capacity limits will be increased to up to 75 percent capacity or 30,000 people, whichever is less. This is in recognition of the fact that the risk of transmission is lower because of reduced mobility around the venue.
“We’re extremely excited about today’s announcement from the provincial government that will allow capacity at Tim Hortons Field to increase from 15,000 to 18,000 fans for our next Tiger-Cats home game,” president and chief operating officer of the Ticats, Matt Afinec said.
“The health and safety of our incredible fans and everyone attending Tim Hortons Field is paramount. As we continue to move closer to a full capacity crowd at the direction of public health authorities, it will only add to the amazing atmosphere at the stadium and home field advantage for our players moving forward.”
Effective Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. ET, capacity limits will be increased in many of the settings where proof of vaccination is required. That means 18,000 fans can attend Hamilton Tiger-Cats games at Tim Hortons Field.
As a result, a limited number of single-game tickets, flex packs and group tickets are now available for Tiger-Cats games, beginning with the upcoming home game on Saturday, October 2 versus the Montreal Alouettes at 4 p.m. ET.
“With more and more Ontarians joining millions of others in rolling up their sleeves, our government is taking a safe and cautious approach to ease capacity limits in certain settings where proof of vaccination is required,” deputy premier and minister of health, Christine Elliott said.
“With the added layer of protection offered by proof of vaccination, we are ensuring our businesses can remain safe and open as we continue to reach even more Ontarians who have yet to receive a first or second dose.”
The success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout, which has resulted in one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, continues to protect Ontarians against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, which remains dominant in the province.