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Volume 27 No. 5
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Delaware North Studying "Safer Stadia" To Establish Best Practices

TD Garden Owner Delaware North in the next 10-14 days will "wrap up the first phase of a detailed 'Safer Stadia' study aimed at outlining best practices for reopening the building on Causeway Street, as well as all arenas and ballparks," according to Kevin Paul Dupont of the BOSTON GLOBE. Delaware North CMO Todd Merry said that the "aim of the 'Safer Stadia' initiative" is to "develop strategies that would allow for a maximum of 12,000-14,000 fans in the building." Some initial suggestions derived from the study:

  • Gates will "open earlier."
  • Ticket holders "could be required to reserve an entry time, designating, say, a 15-minute window of when to arrive at a particular gate."
  • Inside TD Garden, signage will "promote the building’s 'Play It Safe' initiative, with an emphasis on sanitizing methods and health precautions."
  • There will be a "mandatory wearing of masks," in addition to "body temperature readings" (BOSTON GLOBE, 5/30).