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A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
Today, I guess in conjunction with Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement earlier in the day easing some pandemic restrictions notably to indoor events, the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins announced that beginning March 19 they will begin to allow fans into the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
From the release it reads, in part…
The Penguins have targeted Friday, Mar. 19 as the first game to welcome fans back to the arena. This date gives the arena staff ample time to complete updates aimed at giving visitors the safest experience possible when attending games.
Penguins Season Ticket Members will be given priority to purchase tickets to upcoming games with exclusive access to pre-sale dates, determined by their current ticket plans. Detailed information concerning on sale dates will be sent directly to season ticket holders later this week.
Any tickets not purchased by Season Ticket Members will be made available to the general public as available.
Mohegan Sun Arena has been in the process of undergoing numerous enhancements to the venue to ensure patron safety including replacing restroom tile flooring with resin epoxy, installation of touchless bathroom fixtures, plexiglass partitions around concessions areas, removal of fabric seating with easy-to-clean vinyl coverings and activation of the ASM Global VenueShield program providing the highest levels of safety, security and consumer confidence, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts.
Fans attending games will be required to adhere to social distancing protocols while inside the arena, and mask wearing will be mandatory for all fans over the age of two. Additional safety protocols will be announced prior to the first game.
The Penguins have a total of 10 home games left in the season, which runs out to the middle of May.
Five year season ticket members (STMs) get priority first, then three year STMs, and so on and so forth.
I’m not here to tell you right from wrong. If you are fully vaccinated and want to go, go. Just remember to wash your hands, wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Nothing in the Wolf announcement changes that. The Penguins are a top class organization and wouldn’t announce this and host people if they didn’t think it was safe.
If you don’t want to go because of concerns, that is fine too. No one should judge your decision, either way.
Just remember, the mask goes over your nose.