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Fair or Foul? Florida Panthers Restricted Canadians From Purchasing Playoff Tickets

Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, FL – APRIL 5: Goaltender Spencer Knight #30 of the Florida Panthers defends the net against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the FLA Live Arena on April 5, 2022 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

When the Florida Panthers take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round of the playoffs, they can be certain that most of the fans at FLA Live Arena will be rooting for them.
Tickets for the three games in the Sunrise facility, which went on sale Monday, are restricted to U.S. residents only, according to Ticketmaster. A post on the ticket broker’s website reads, “Orders by residents outside of the United States will be canceled without notice and refunds given.” The residential status of ticket buyers will be determined by the address on their credit card billing statements, according to Ticketmaster.
Despite Ticketmaster’s claim, a spokesman for the Panthers says the ban will be in effect for one day only. “We are giving our local fans first access to tickets to the series for the first 24 hours of the single game ticket on sale,” the spokesman says. “Anyone can purchase tickets on the secondary markets today.”
Game 1 of the Panthers-Leafs series is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST.