Kraken to mandate COVID vaccine for preseason game at Spokane Arena

Spokane, Wash. — The Seattle Kraken announced on Monday that all guests 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon entry to home games, including their NHL Preseason contest versus the Vancouver Canucks on September 26 at Spokane Arena.

For fully vaccinated fans at Spokane Arena, the following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination along with matching I.D.:

  • Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine and date last dose was administered)
  • A photo of attendee’s vaccine card on a mobile device
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record
  • Matching photo I.D. required at the door

People with a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may attend without proof of vaccination. Individuals who meet those criteria must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or rapid PCR test (administered by a pharmacist, clinician, or medical professional) taken within 8 hours of performance start.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result along with matching I.D.:

  • Printed document from the test provider or laboratory
  • An email or text message displayed on a mobile device from the test provider or laboratory
  • The information provided must include the name of the individual tested, type of test performed, and date of negative result.
  • Matching photo I.D. required at the door

Proof of negative test will not be required for children under 12 years old.

If you are not yet vaccinated, you can still be fully vaccinated by Sept. 26 by getting a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, by Sunday, Sept. 12.

Click here for resources on COVID vaccines, including a vaccine locator tool.

Under current state and local guidelines, all patrons five and older will be required to wear a face mask during the event, regardless of vaccination status, when not eating or drinking. Children 2-4 years old are encouraged to wear a mask when feasible.

Ticketholders to the Kraken preseason game at Spokane Arena who cannot meet the vaccine mandate requirements are eligible for a full refund of their ticket purchase via TicketsWest. A separate email will sent by TicketsWest to ticketholders this week including instructions on obtaining a refund.

Refund requests will be accepted until Wednesday, September 15 at 5 p.m. Any previously held or newly available seats for the game will then go on sale to the public via on Monday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

The Spokane Chiefs are a member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

The Chiefs’ 2021-22 regular season will begin on Saturday, October 2 as they host the Tri-City Americans at Spokane Arena. Ticket packages for the 2021-22 season are available now! With options starting at just $80, there’s an option to fit every budget and schedule. For more information, visit

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