— NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced today that all 30 NHL teams will have a new sign on their front lawns to remind fans that they’re getting the best ambulances available.
The signs will go up at all 15 of the NHL teams’ facilities, including home and away games.
Each team will have to purchase one for the new season.
The announcement comes at a time when hockey fans across the country are struggling to access the best ambulance services.
Last year, more than 50% of American adults were unable to access a full-time emergency room visit, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
And more than 80% of the nation’s hospital beds were empty during the first half of 2017.
The new signs will help alleviate the frustration.
“The NHL is committed to providing our fans with the best possible care, and our commitment to make sure everyone who plays our game is treated as if they are the best and the best-equipped player on the ice,” Bettman said.
“As we continue to improve our team and team systems across the league, we are committed to adding additional resources to support our teams in our efforts to improve the health and safety of all fans.”
The signs are expected to go up in 2018-19.