Governor Northam has lifted all restrictions related to COVID-19 across the state of Virginia as of May 28 at 12:01 A.M. This includes social distancing and capacity restrictions previously recommended by the Center for Disease Control.
“We were thrilled to hear this news,” said team President Mickey Gray. “When the news first broke, our staff had to do a double take to make sure we were all reading the same thing. The past 15 months, for everyone, have been marred with struggle, disappointment, frustration, loss and a host of other negative adjectives too long to list here. It is a great day that we see the light at the end of the tunnel and a return to normalcy in sight.”
In October of 2020, the Rail Yard Dawgs were forced to opt-out of the 2020-2021 SPHL season due to capacity restrictions mandated by the state, along with four other SPHL teams. The SPHL continued to play a condensed season with five teams that did not face the same restrictions placed on indoor entertainment venues in their home states.
Roanoke plans to drop the puck in October 2021 with a full capacity arena, something the team hasn’t been able to do since February 2020. Team management will continue to work closely with Berglund Center, Roanoke City, and the SPHL to keep fans, players, and staff safe during the upcoming season.
Home game dates will be released in the coming weeks. Full season, half season, and group tickets are on sale now through the Dawgs front office located at Lancerlot Sports Complex. More information can be found at the links below or call us at 540-206-2902!