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MLSE reveals new COVID-19 protocols to enter arenas, stadiums and restaurants

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On Tuesday, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) announced that attendees will soon be required to "provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result" to enter its arenas, stadium and restaurants.

MLSE's new health and safety protocols will go into effect in mid-September.

"As an organization that hosts more than four million fans per year, at hundreds of events in multiple venues, MLSE is proud to serve as a central gathering place in Toronto and recognizes its responsibility to provide attendees with a safe and secure environment.

"We believe these health and safety protocols are the key to allowing our communities and businesses to reopen safely, to permit full capacity events, and to protect against further lockdowns.

"Details and dates on the implementation of these new health and safety protocols will be provided in the coming weeks."

MLSE is the parent company of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA's Toronto Raptors, Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts and other sports franchises in Toronto. MLSE also owns and operates a number of venues, including Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field and Coca-Cola Coliseum.

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