Whether you plan to watch a hockey or basketball game at the Ball Arena, or attend a concert at the Paramount Theater, be prepared to provide proof that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Beginning November 10, both Denver sites will require all event attendees, workers and team personnel to provide proof of vaccination, operator Kroenke Sports & Entertainment said Wednesday. Plants will also accept a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event. According to the KSE, the rules apply to all individuals over 12 years of age and are in effect until further notice.
In addition, employees and visitors will be required to wear a face mask at all times at the Ball Arena or Paramount Theater, excluding food and drink, the company said.
“The decision to implement these protocols across all events reinforces KSE’s continuing commitment to making the health, safety and wellbeing of our fans, workers, employees, artists and athletes our top priority,” said Matt Hutchings, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer , noting that the company has consulted with local, state and federal government and health officials, as well as national sports leagues for recommendations.
Proof of vaccination or negative test result for COVID-19 will be checked at the entrance to each establishment, Hutchings added.
The Ball Arena and Paramount Theater are the latest event venues that use these security protocols. Since the summer, independent restaurants and music venues in Colorado have introduced their own vaccination protocols in response to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. As of October 1, concert promoter AEG requires fans to show proof of vaccination to attend events at its venues across the country. Likewise, Live Nation requires proof of vaccination or negative test result.
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