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Blues to host a limited number of frontline workers for home games this month

Enterprise Center will welcome a limited number of invited frontline workers, along with the families and friends of players, hockey staff, team employees and essential personnel, when the St. Louis Blues open their first homestand, on Monday, Jan. 18 against the San Jose Sharks.

The home opener, presented by BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians, will include a special dedication prior puck drop honoring frontline workers and the heroic work they have done in our community over the last 10 months.

“It’s good news for everyone that Blues hockey is back home at Enterprise Center,” said Blues President of Business Operations/CEO Chris Zimmerman. “We are proud to welcome this group of local heroes as our guests to the arena as a way to express our admiration and appreciation for their selfless work to keep the St. Louis area healthy and safe.”

The team is working with local healthcare systems, including the team’s healthcare partner, BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians, as well as public safety organizations to identify and invite the frontline workers who will be in attendance at all January home games. This invited group will sit in socially distanced seating pods throughout the plaza level of the arena.

The Blues continue to call upon the expertise and guidance of health and safety officials from the City of St. Louis to determine the best path forward to welcome guests back to Enterprise Center, with small groups of fewer than 300 people being identified as the safest and most responsible way to start the season.

Enterprise Center has made operational changes and adopted new health and safety protocols over the past several months to provide guests a safe and enjoyable environment. Among the changes, face coverings will be required for all guests and staff, bags will no longer be permitted and Enterprise Center will now be a cash-free environment. A full list of health and safety protocols can be found at stlouisblues.com/safety.

Fans will be able to make their presence known at Enterprise Center to celebrate the start of the season with the Fan Cutout program. The program, announced today, allows fans to purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves, family members or pets, which will be placed in the stands of the arena during the season. A portion of all cutout sales will benefit Blues for Kids. Fan Cutouts can be purchased by going to stlouisblues.com/fans.

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