True North Sports + Entertainment is remaining very optimistic about the return of Winnipeg Jets fans to the confines of downtown Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place in the near future.
Earlier this week, Jets season ticket holders received an email from the organization which outlined the club’s proposed structure for having spectators in attendance for the coming 2021-22 season, beginning this fall.
The email also mentioned that there is still urgency for and “a strong possibility” of fans being allowed inside Winnipeg’s home venue during this 2020-21 COVID-19 shortened season. Currently, zero clubs within the seven-team all-Canadian North Division are allowing spectators. This current ruling is based upon governmental social distancing protocols.
Of the 31 NHL clubs, 14 are currently allowing a small percentage of fans to attend games, with the Florida Panthers leading the way at 4,812 fans permitted inside. By April 5, four more clubs will be hosting spectators within their home venues. Should the Manitoba provincial government sign off on attendance at sporting events, the plan moving forward is highlighted in the email message below:
“As the light at the end of the COVID-tunnel gets brighter, we trust that you are enjoying watching and listening to all the excitement of Winnipeg Jets hockey live on TSN and 680 CJOB. While we are extremely grateful to have safely welcomed our players and coaches back into the home of the Winnipeg Jets, Bell MTS Place is simply not the same without you – our passionate Winnipeg Jets fans.
Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with health authorities to discuss plans to welcome you back into Bell MTS Place when it is safe to do so. As the province moves ahead with its vaccination plan, and as COVID numbers continue to stabilize, we remain hopeful that partial attendance will be allowed to occur for this 2021 season.
In the meantime, we continue to prepare, refining protocols and other safety measures. When we receive permission to open safely and securely, we look forward to sharing that information with you. In the interim, we are preparing and planning for a full 82-game regular schedule, with full or near capacity, for the 2021-22 season.
As we do so, we are pleased to share some important updates with you as it relates to your Winnipeg Jets Season Seats:
Your 2021-22 Regular Season invoice, typically sent in mid-March, will be delayed until mid-April – at that time, you will receive an invoice to confirm and select your annual payment plan which will include options to pay in full, pay in three (3) installments, or pay through a convenient monthly payment plan.
Payments for the 2021-22 season, including monthly payment plans, will commence on Monday, May 17, 2021.
In April, we will be launching a new virtual platform of Bell MTS Place. This platform will feature a revised seating map of Bell MTS Place providing for an increased variety of ticket price segmentations and the improved ability to better visualize the view from a specific seat location. More information will follow in April.
In the meantime, as we prepare for the upcoming season, we would appreciate if you could take a moment to confirm and update your Winnipeg Jets account information and preferences. We would value your input to ensure that our information is up to date.”