Elks announce enhanced COVID-19 protocols for fans

Fans will be required to show proof of full vaccination, or negative COVID-19 test result

EDMONTON – Fans attending Edmonton Elks games at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium will need to be fully vaccinated, or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, beginning with the club's home game on Friday, October 15.

The news was announced Monday by the Elks. The club has been working with the City of Edmonton on implementation planning.


Elks President and CEO Chris Presson will be available Monday to discuss the new protocols.

  • WHO: Elks President and CEO Chris Presson
  • WHAT: Enhanced COVID-19 protocols for fans
  • WHERE: Zoom (email evan.daum@goelks.com for login details)
  • WHEN: 1:00 p.m. MT | Monday, August 30

Fans will need to be fully vaccinated (14 days after final dose) and will be required to show either electronic or paper proof of vaccination prior to entrance into the stadium.

If a ticket holder can't provide proof of full vaccination, they will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result, collected within 48 hours of the game's scheduled start time. Fans under 12 will be exempt from these requirements.

All Elks business operations and front office employees will be required to be fully vaccinated. Any Elks game day staff, along with stadium and event staff, will be subject to the same game day requirements as fans (proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test). Over the next few weeks additional reviews and approvals may be required.

As we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19, the Elks believe this policy is essential to delivering a safe environment for our fans and staff, as we continue to play an important role in our bringing our community together.

Further details on implementation will be provided in the coming weeks.

Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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