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Fans to mask-up for start of upcoming Komets season

Fort Wayne Komets

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Fort Wayne Komets will return to the ice this fall with a mandatory mask rule in effect for fans, the team announced on Monday.

Komets officials said individual tickets for the 2021-22 season will go on sale at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday.

The season will start with capacity at traditional levels, but safety protocols will include a requirement that fans wear a face covering except when eating or drinking.

“We see what is going on with the latest outbreak and we want to do whatever we can to keep our fans as safe as possible at Komet home games," Komets President Michael Franke said. "We believe this is a common-sense approach

“We wanted our fans to know the protocol prior to tickets going on sale so there would be no surprises. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary situation and we will continue to monitor all of the current data that is available to us, and make changes as needed. We look forward to welcoming back our great fans as we celebrate 70 years of Komet hockey.”

The Komets begin their defense of the Kelly Cup when they open the regular season at home against the Wheeling Nailers on Oct. 23.

The team's full schedule is posted here.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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