When the NHL season got underway, the St. Louis Blues announced they would be selling no tickets and instead allow front-line workers such as nurses and doctors to attend the games as a thank-you for all their hard work. On Wednesday, the Blues announced their next plan forward, allowing fans in the arena for games after working with local health officials.
Blues fans watching games have had to see other teams like Arizona and Florida allow a limited capacity and now St. Louis joins that list of teams. While it won’t be a lot, it will definitely be noticeable to the players, with 1,400 fans allowed to attend the game.
While the Blues are still on a road trip, the first game where this will take place is Feb. 2 against the Arizona Coyotes and it includes the second game along with two games against the Colorado Avalanche that Saturday and Sunday.
Along with allowing fans in games, the Blues will continue to invite front-line workers to the games as a show of appreciation. All fans will sit in the lower bowl or suite level in pods of 2-4. Tickets will go on sale Thursday with season-ticket holders getting first dibs based on things like length of account as well as the type of account held. The players have been talking about what it has been like to hear some fans, but this addition will surely give the game a more normal feel.