COVID-19 Updates

Spectra at Budweiser Gardens is aware of the recent concerns surrounding confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. We consider the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff a top priority. Effective March 28, 2020, the Government of Ontario has prohibited organized public events and social gatherings of more than 5 people. Given the current COVID-19 climate, the Middlesex-London Health Unit advises limiting all nonessential events of any size.

COVID-19 GUEST INFORMATION FOR UPCOMING BUDWEISER GARDENS EVENTS

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES

Apr 03, 2020

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April 3, 2020

MIRANDA LAMBERT CONCERT RESCHEDULED

The Miranda Lambert Wild Card Tour event scheduled for May 5th at Budweiser Gardens has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Hang on to your tickets as they are still good for the new date!

For any further ticket inquiries please reach out your point of purchase

 

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April 1, 2020

 

TIM HICK CONCERT POSTPONED

 

Due to the recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Tim Hicks concert scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020 on the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens has been postponed to a later date yet to be announced. Ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets as they will be valid for the new date once it has been announced. 

 

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April 1, 2020

REMAINDER OF LONDON LIGHTNING 2019-20 SEASON CANCELLED

 

The National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) board of governors unanimously voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019/20 regular season and playoffs as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

"NBL Canada's decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season as well as the playoffs was truly a difficult one to make," said deputy commissioner, Audley Stephenson.

"Our owners, management, support staff, players and coaching staff invested countless hours in preparation for the season and its incredibly sad that we were unable to complete the year the way we would have liked to."

NBL Canada announced on March 12th, 2020 that it would suspend all basketball operations due to the Coronavirus outbreak and committed to monitor and assess the situation accordingly. 

"Our league remains dedicated to the health and safety of our players, officials, fans, staff and general public and we feel that our decision to cancel the season is a prudent one in order to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus."

Fans are urged to continue to follow the safety measures put in place by their local authorities as NBL Canada begins preparations for its tenth season in 2020-21.

 

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March 30, 2020


STARS ON ICE 2020 TOUR CANCELLED

In response to the recommendations by the World Health Organization, local bans on mass gatherings, and the closing of the US/Canada border to all but essential travel, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Stars on Ice tour for the health and safety of its skaters, staff, partners and fans. The world’s premier figure skating show had planned its 2020 tour of 14 cities in North America from April 24 to May 17.

More Info CLICK HERE

 

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March 30, 2020

 

ONTARIO EXTENDS EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

 

Effective March 28, 2020, the Government of Ontario has prohibited organized public events and social gatherings of more than 5 people. Given the current COVID-19 climate, the Middlesex-London Health Unit advises limiting all nonessential events of any size.

 

More Info CLICK HERE

 

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March 27, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
 
The past few days and weeks have been challenging for all of us and we are grateful for your supportive messages during this time.  Like all of you, we’re sad that we were not able to reschedule our game on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Budweiser Gardens.  We tried hard to find a way, but because we are all putting safety as our top priority, we were unable to make it work.

While we can’t connect in person, we plan to provide educational resources and find ways to make you smile on our social media channels.
 
On behalf of all of our families, we are grateful that you choose to make the Globetrotters part of your family and we hope to see you again when we make our way back to London, Ontario.

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 24, 2020

BABY SHARK LIVE RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

We are excited to announce that Baby Shark Live! has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 6pm.  We can’t wait to bring this one-of-a-kind musical experience to families!


More Info CLICK HERE


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ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2020 OHL PLAYOFFS AND 2020 MEMORIAL CUP

March 23, 2020

Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Commissioner David Branch, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced today the cancellation of the 2020 OHL Playoffs.

The CHL additionally announced the cancellation of the 2020 Memorial Cup that was scheduled to be held in Kelowna, BC from May 22-31, 2020. The 2021 Memorial Cup will be hosted by the OHL in May 2021.

Following consultation with the CHL’s Board of Directors as well as the OHL’s Board of Governors, it was determined that extreme precautions must be taken in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the League’s annual Championship trophies, the J. Ross Robertson Cup as well as the Memorial Cup, will not be awarded in 2020.

The League has continued to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. Given the troubling state of our global climate and public welfare, there is still too much risk and uncertainty to move forward in good conscience.

“This is a very difficult decision,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch. “In times like this, the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public is paramount.

“The environment that we currently find ourselves in is much more important than the game of hockey, and we all have a part to play in getting through these difficult times together. At the appropriate time, when it is safe to do so, our players look forward to returning to the ice in our passionate hockey communities to assist in the overall healing process.”

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March 23, 2020

Due to the recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, Brit Floyd Echoes 2020 on the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 8:00pm has been postponed to Spring of 2021. Ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets as they will be valid for the new date once it has been announced.

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 18, 2020

OHL ANNOUNCES THAT THE REMAINING 2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON WILL BE CANCELLED

Today, the Ontario Hockey League announced that the remaining games of the 2019-2020 regular season will be cancelled.

Following a meeting with the OHL Board of Governors and consultation with medical professionals, it was determined that the remaining games of the 2019-20 OHL Regular Season schedule will be cancelled and not played.

“In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans and the general public, it’s been agreed that the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season is the proper course of action to take at this time,” said OHL Commissioner David Branch.

“We are continuing to monitor ongoing public health developments regarding COVID-19. When it is safe and we may resume play, we will advise on the status of the 2020 OHL Playoffs. We thank OHL players and their families, fans and partners for their continued patience and understanding throughout this challenging situation.”

If you had purchased tickets for one of our three remaining home games you will be contacted directly.

The London Knights organization would like to thank all of our fans and partners for their understanding during this ongoing situation.

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March 18, 2020

THE COCKTAIL SHOW CANCELLED


Due to the recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, The Cocktail Show presented by 103.1 Fresh Radio at Budweiser Gardens on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 3pm – 11pm has been cancelled.

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 17, 2020

 

THE BOX OFFICE AT BUDWEISER GARDENS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Starting Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 the Box Office at Budweiser Gardens will be closed until further notice. If you have questions about your ticket purchase please email [email protected] and we will respond shortly. 

 

Tickets are still available online at www.budweisergardens.com

 

Thank you for your understanding!

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March 17, 2020

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS POSTPONED

Due to an abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, the Harlem Globetrotters event at Budweiser Gardens on Saturday, April 11th, 2020 has been postponed to a future date, yet to be announced. Fans are encouraged to hang on to their tickets as they will be valid once the new date has been announced.

 

More Info CLICK HERE
 

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March 16, 2020

JAMES TAYLOR CONCERT POSTPONED

Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band have announced their Canadian Tour has been postponed. The tour will be rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honoured for all dates.

James Taylor shared, “I’ve had so many messages urging me to announce a decision regarding our upcoming Canadian tour. We were so looking forward to the tour, it breaks my heart to call it off. But that’s what we must do. All the medical information suggests that small and large gatherings may well put people at risk. That is the last thing we would ever want to do. I hope we can reschedule for the not-too-distant future.”

Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets until new dates are announced. Previously purchased tickets will be honoured on the new dates. 

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 16, 2020

PEPPA PIG LIVE POSTPONED

Unfortunately, the current Peppa Pig Live tour has been postponed. First and foremost, our primary concern is the safety and wellness of our audiences, cast and crew. We are carefully monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), are following the recommendations from the CDC, and are communicating with the local venues regarding what local authorities are saying. Please hang on to your tickets - they will still be valid for the new show date.  

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 15, 2020

COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE FOR PUBLIC GATHERINGS

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has advised suspending all gatherings of 250 people or more. Given the current COVID-19 climate, the Middlesex-London Health Unit advises limiting all nonessential events of any size.

More Info CLICK HERE

We are currently working to reschedule upcoming performances and will provide updates as quickly as possible.Please note fans are encouraged to retain their tickets until the new date is announced. Please watch for an email with refund information if you cannot make the new date.

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March 13, 2020

KANE BROWN CONCERT POSTPONED

Due to the recent concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kane Brown has postponed his show at Budweiser Gardens scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at 7:00pm to Friday, August 28th at 7:00pm

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 13, 2020

BABY SHARK LIVE! POSTPONED

The Friday, June 12 performance of Baby Shark Live! on the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced. Please note fans are encouraged to retain their tickets until the new date is announced. Please watch for an email to come from the venue with the information on how to request a ticket refund if you cannot make the new date.

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 13, 2020

JEFF DUNHAM POSTPONED

Due to the recent concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Jeff Dunham has postponed his show at Budweiser Gardens scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm to Sunday, July 12 at 3:00pm.

“Hi folks.  As most of you are aware, things are a bit nuts out there right now.  So due to the threat of the COVID-19, my show at Budweiser Gardens in London, ON Wednesday, March 18th, has been postponed until Sunday, July 12th of this year.  Hang on to your tickets, as they will be honored on that new date.   Let’s all hope we’re free and clear by then and back to making some fun.  Also, watch online for a few videos from us with things to do while there’s nothing to do!  Hang in there, Canada! We’ll see you in July.” – Jeff Dunham

More Info CLICK HERE

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March 12, 2020

LONDON LIGHTNING 2019-20 SEASON POSTPONED


The National Basketball League of Canada and the London Lightning have decided to indefinitely suspend the 2019-20 season as a result of the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The London Lightning are committed to the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public. All upcoming games, including the Lightning’s Sunday, March 15th matchup with the St. John’s Edge, have been postponed until further notice. The Lightning will continue to communicate and work with the National Basketball League of Canada to monitor the situation and provide fans with information as it becomes available.

Ticket holders should contact the Box Office at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

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March 12, 2020

LONDON KNIGHTS 2019-20 SEASON PAUSED

The Canadian Hockey League and its three regional leagues the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League, take the health and safety of our players, fans, volunteers, staff, and general public very seriously. CHL President Dan MacKenzie with Commissioners David Branch, Gilles Courteau, and Ron Robison have been monitoring the situation in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what local, provincial, and federal health agencies have recommended. Following consultation with medical professionals and meetings today among the CHL Executive Council, and regional league Board of Governors, the CHL announces that the balance of the 2019-20 season and all hockey activity shall be paused immediately until further notice.

We will communicate further information as information comes available.

Ticket holders should contact the London Knights Box Office at [email protected] or call 519-681-0800 with any questions or concerns.

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March 11, 2020
 

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
 

Spectra at Budweiser Gardens is aware of the recent concerns surrounding confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario. At this time, the Middlesex-London Health Unit has stressed that risk to the general public remains low.

 

We consider the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff a top priority. In the meantime, we recommend that all guests visiting Budweiser Gardens practice good health hygiene. Please wash your hands, use a tissue or your arm when sneezing or coughing, and use your best judgment when you are not feeling well. We have thorough and comprehensive cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place, hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the building, and bathrooms equipped with anti-bacterial soap. If you so choose, you may bring your own face mask to wear at Budweiser Gardens.

 

Currently, we are continuing with all events as originally planned, and we will continue to follow the guidance of Health Canada and local health authorities. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

For regular, local updates:

https://www.healthunit.com/news/novel-coronavirus

               

For venue updates:

https://www.budweisergardens.com/news

 

Resources:

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus

Hand Hygiene

Safe Hand Washing Tips

Sanitizer Best Practices

Advice for the public