Montreal Impact to allow fans at game against Vancouver Whitecaps next week

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The Montreal Impact announced Thursday that they will allow fans to attend next week's game against the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

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The match, which will be played on Tuesday, cannot have more than 250 spectators due to health regulations from authorities in Quebec.

"We are very happy to welcome fans for the resumption of the season at Stade Saputo. We can't wait to see supporters at the stadium," Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore said in a statement.

"We would have liked to return to the stadium with full capacity, but the persisting situation has dictated otherwise. Taking that into consideration while also consulting public authorities, we have made a commitment to being one of the safest forms of entertainment in Montreal, because we want our supporters to feel comfortable being here."

The Impact said that all sanitary measures recommended by public health officials will be enforced, according to the news release. That includes the wearing of masks, social distancing, the use of protective panels on food concession stands, no cash transactions and temperature control upon arrival at the stadium, etc.

The Impact (2-2-1, seven points) are playing their first game since dropping a 1-0 decision to Orlando City SC on July 25 at the MLS is Back Tournament.