Posted June 30, 2018 10:00:00 A new set of rules for hockey arenas will take effect this summer, which will see the NHLParks facility in Cleveland, Ohio, removed from consideration as a site for NHL games.
The Cleveland arena is a joint venture between the NHL and Cleveland International Airport, and opened in 2010 to play hockey.
“We have worked very closely with our partners, including the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland International Community, to address the concerns of the residents of Cleveland, who have expressed their concerns regarding the proposed changes to the site,” NHLPA Vice President John Shannon said in a release.
NHL officials said in their release that the changes will take place at the start of the 2018-19 season, which kicks off on July 1.
Players and their families will have to submit to “additional background checks and biometric security checks,” and that the venue will be closed to the public from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., excluding weekends and the holidays.
This is the third NHLPark renovation in the last five years, and the first since the NHLC took over the Cleveland facility.
Before the arena was demolished in the 1990s, it was the home of the Cleveland Monsters.
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We are reaching out to the NHLPA to learn more about the changes.