The Rockford IceHogs home game tonight against the Grand Rapids Griffins will look a bit different in the best way possible.
The Chicago Blackhawks' AHL affiliate recently announced they would welcome back a percentage of fans to BMO Harris Bank Center due to changes in state guidelines. Tonight is the first of three games where that plan takes action.
The only fans invited to the BMO are season ticket holders for the 2020-21 season. While following local COVID-19 protocols, the IceHogs are enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing while at the arena in downtown Rockford.
It is the first time the IceHogs will play in front of their home crowd in over a year. In certain road venues, the club has played in front of thousands this season.
The next and final two home games are May 9th against the Iowa Wild and May 14th against the Chicago Wolves.
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