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The biggest thing I got out of it, is that they need fans in the stands to be able to play. He said Milwaukee wants as many fans as possible, but could work with a 25% or 50% capacity limit. But as of now the city of Milwaukee limits to 10 people.
If anyone is interested in a 26 minute interview with tha admirals president about the upcoming season https://m.youtube.com/watch?spJobID=114 ... b5y0YnVB0s
They have specifically stated that they want fans in arenas, but that will be up to local regulations. That is a big part of the reason for the delay until February. They believe that more cities/states will allow fans at that point. As far as length, they have only said a shortened season.
I dont know any of the math. But I do know that some of the states with echl teams have no restrictions on indoor gatherings at all. Some others allow 50%. I have no idea what percentage of tickets they usually sell. Also, unrelated, but the SPHL is also playing, with fans. But half of the teams opt...
I wonder how the echl will start in December without the NHL starting until January or later and the AHL possibly in February. I would think the leagues would have to line up the schedules better
I'm just guessing, but in think amount of fans, if any, will be up to local government regulations as well as the teams. That is how the NFL is doing it. I would be very surprised to see IL allowing fans indoors anytime soon. If they do, I would expect it to be very limited.