The Abbotsford Centre will go back to 50 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 numbers.

The Abbotsford Centre will go back to 50 per cent capacity due to COVID-19 numbers.

Abbotsford Centre reduced to 50 per cent capacity under new COVID-19 guidelines

New regulations come into effect on Dec. 20, Canucks games next week at half capacity

The provincial government has announced today (Friday) that the Abbotsford Centre, along with all other large venues in B.C. with a 1,000 person capacity or more, is now limited to 50 per cent capacity again.

The new restrictions, which are due to increased numbers in COVID-19 cases, are set to go into effect starting on Monday (Dec. 20).

This means the American Hockey League team’s next home games scheduled on Tuesday (Dec. 22) and Wednesday (Dec. 23), as well as five home dates in January, will be half capacity.

Abbotsford Centre was at 50 per cent capacity for events throughout the pandemic, but that decision was eventually lifted by the province in late-October. The first event to be at full capacity was a Jeff Dunham comedy show on Nov. 4.

The Canucks first game at full capacity occurred on Nov. 12 and they have hosted six games with 100 per cent capacity potential.

The Canucks are currently in Nevada and are scheduled to take on the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday (Dec. 18) and Sunday (Dec. 19).

RELATED: Abbotsford Centre, Chilliwack Coliseum now open to 100 per cent capacity

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