OHL and Petes Announce Expansion of Spectator Capacity Limits

The Ontario Hockey League today announced that following the Government of Ontario’s expansion of spectator capacity limits at indoor sporting venues, the League’s 17 Ontario-based facilities will be welcoming up to 50 percent of their respective fan capacities for games beginning Saturday, September 25.

“The regular season is fast approaching and it’s an exciting time for everyone,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “This announcement only amplifies that energy as the League and its member teams look forward to welcoming more of our great fans into venues across the province.”

“We remain grateful for our continued conversations with the Government and public health officials led by Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Sport Lisa MacLeod and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore,” Branch added. “The League continues to put the health and safety of its players, staff, officials, fans, billets and the communities in which they reside at the forefront as we embark on the new season.”

With the new permitted regulations, the Petes will be able to accommodate approximately 2,000 fans at the Memorial Centre starting Thursday, Oct. 14, with current Season Ticket Members and Suite Holders being guaranteed tickets for the upcoming 2021-22 season. 

“We are incredibly excited about today’s announcement,” said Petes Director of Marketing and Growth, Shelbi Kilcollins. “The safety of the community has always been and will always be our top priority. We feel we can safely accommodate a full crowd of vaccinated people, but we are excited to be able to allow 2,000 fans to enjoy Petes hockey.”

The best way for fans to secure seats at a Petes game this season is by becoming a Petes Season Ticket Member. 


Petes fans can enjoy an elevated entertainment experience this season with the installation of a new video board that will be revealed at the Petes home opener against the Sudbury Wolves on Oct. 14. Tickets are now on sale for the 2021-22 season. For information on season tickets, private suites, or groups, please contact Mike Kosciesza at

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