Latest Coronavirus Update
Welcome Back to the Arena! We look forward to seeing you!
Things may be a little different when you return so we wanted to let you know what will be in place for your visit.
Steelers Latest Covid Statement
Steelers statement on the ongoing Covid issues affecting the club.
After having no hockey to enjoy last year all ten clubs in the EIHL are grateful just to be playing at the present time and have all taken precautions since the start of the year.
We ensured that all of our players and staff were double jabbed before arriving in the UK and as players become eligible for their booster jabs these will also be taken.
At last weekend’s game against Coventry we asked that all fans wore masks and were grateful for those who accepted these instructions. This will be an ongoing requirement for Steelers games in the near future and these rules will be enforced by those at the Arena.
We inside the club have had to look at all areas of our business to see where further improvements can be made to enhance the safety of players, fans and staff and have today taken the following steps that we trust you will understand.
For the foreseeable future we will be closing the hockey locker corridor to all non-essential personnel. This will mean the closure of the Sponsors’ Lounge opposite the dressing rooms. In turn, this will mean that all birthday packages and similar sponsorship packages will no longer take place.
The Steelers will contact individually all supporters who have booked these packages and offer various other alternatives in return. Please be patient for the next few days whilst we contact you ahead of next Wednesday’s home game against Glasgow.
Club owner Tony Smith said “It is with great regret that we have had to take these steps today though common sense has to prevail and the safety of all has to take priority.
“I will personally oversee that everyone affected by this decision will be contacted and be fully satisfied with the outcome. It is the last thing we want to do, especially at this time of the year but I don’t think we had any other options as we try and ensure that players are distanced from large crowds of people and that games can still be played
“Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all (masked where possible) shortly at the arena”
Courtesy of Sheffield Steelers