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Feb 2, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Blues fans walk through the Blues team shop prior to a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Arizona Coyotes at Enterprise Center. The Blues are allowing 1,400 fans to attend games. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Fans age 12 and up wanting to attend St. Louis Blues home games this season will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test result to be admitted to Enterprise Center.

The policy will take effect Oct. 15 -- a week after the team's final preseason home game Oct. 8 and eight days before its regular-season opener Oct. 23 -- and continue indefinitely. The measures, which will be applied to other events at Enterprise Center and Stifel Theatre, will be reviewed as the season progresses.

Fifteen other NHL teams have instituted similar policies.

“We have introduced and adjusted policies for our fans and guests throughout the pandemic to reflect the evolution of the virus and the best safety practices available,” said Chris Zimmerman, president and CEO of business operations of the Blues, Enterprise Center and Stifel Theatre. “Our plan to use vaccine validation or negative test results as a requirement for entry is in line with policies being implemented by our division rivals in Nashville and Chicago, as well as dozens of other sports teams, stadiums, arenas, outdoor amphitheaters and festivals, and anywhere people come together for a good time.

“We strongly encourage everyone to receive the vaccine. That is the quickest and most effective way to put this pandemic behind us." 

For more details on the policy, click HERE.

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