After a year of no sports due to covid mandates, the 2021 hockey season is back. The Flint Firebirds are back on the ice for their season opener this Saturday.
For the first time in the last 19 months, spectators will not have to wear a mask.
“The health department or the state hasn’t put any restrictions on in the time being. But, we got a large spacious facility. So people have room to move around in the concourse”, said Firebirds President Jeremy Torrey.
The firing up of the new hockey season with the lifting off covid mandates, is exactly what the Genesee County area needs right now. The economic impact of loss revenue from Firebird ticket sales were tremendous. Firebird officials estimate that total revenue loss because of the mandates were in the millions, one report indicating that 1.5 million were lost in ticket revenue alone.