The Winnipeg Jets will continue to play home games at Canada Life Centre and not in Saskatchewan, according to a letter addressed to season ticket holders from the Jets’ chief operating officer and president John Olfert.
Fans were surveyed about the possibility of playing games in nearby Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as a way of bypassing arena restrictions on fan attendance. The province of Manitoba is limiting attendance to 250 people in their venues. Saskatchewan does not have any restrictions on capacity.
According to The Athletic‘s Murat Ates, Olfert says 40 percent of survey respondents answered negatively to the possibility of having games in Saskatchewan. Fifty percent of respondents said they would feel comfortable with attending games at full capacity.
The Jets aren’t scheduled to play again until Jan. 13 against the Detroit Red Wings.
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