Vegas Golden Knights Trade Promo Products for Pre-Game Vaccination at Their Arena
Gameday giveaways are back as fans pack the stands. They’re a little different, since a lot of arenas and stadiums are still operating at limited capacity, but they’re back nonetheless.
Recently, we wondered why more teams haven't given out face masks to fans, since most sports venues still require masks in some capacity. A few teams have, but as mask requirements are likely due to change nationwide, there are other ways to implement COVID-safe giveaways without limiting it to masks.
The Vegas Golden Knights ensured that their fans had something to remember their night at T-Mobile arena this week by setting up a full-on walk-up vaccination clinic in the arena before a game, where fans could receive some special team gear for getting vaccinated.
Our COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be open again tomorrow before the game!
Vaccines will be available on Toshiba Plaza from 4:30-7 p.m. tomorrow 😃
Full details 👇https://t.co/2JdEka2dQD
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 18, 2021
Other sports venues, like Dodger Stadium, operated as vaccination clinics during the initial wave of vaccine availability. But, to put a pop-up clinic inside the arena before the team actually plays, with the promise of some exclusive gear, is an entirely different thing.
This isn't the first hockey-themed vaccine promo, as the Flyers loaned their beloved mascot Gritty to a clinic in Philadelphia to dish out some special promo products.
Vegas' effort required no appointment, as vaccines are now widely available. We wouldn’t be surprised to see more teams do this as a way to encourage vaccinations and get back to normalcy.
And if it works, well, then that just shows the power of a hat and a sticker, doesn’t it?