The Government of Alberta has announced that sporting events will be forced to have a 50 percent capacity limit due to COVID-19, including the upcoming World Junior Championship in Edmonton and Red Deer.
Eating and drinking will not be permitted in the stands.
The official seating capacity at Rogers Place is 18,500 (9,250 is 50 percent), while the Peavey Mart Centrium has a listed capacity of 7,111 (3,555).
Many of the non-Canadian games likely won't hit the capacity limit, but it was supposed to be a big bounce-back after Hockey Canada and the IIHF were forced to hold the event in front of closed doors last year.
The tournament is set to begin on Dec. 26 with the gold medal game being awarded in Edmonton on Jan. 5. Both Edmonton and Red Deer will play host to exhibition games on Dec. 23.