Signs read No Smoking, but there still has been a bit of an issue at Mosaic Place and the Field House.
During Tuesday’s board of directors meeting at in the Colonsay Room at Mosaic Place, members tabled discussing the issue surrounding designated smoking areas until a later meeting.
“It’s just trying to get people away from the doors and get them into a smoking area where it’s not blowing in the building and it’s not uncomfortable for non-smokers that come in the building having to walk through a smoking area,” said general manager Scott Clark following the meeting. “So it’s trying to communicate that it’s a smokeless property and communicate where the smoking areas are to the customers in a more effective manner.”
Clark said it didn’t work very well last year. The issue was that some people would come outside in between periods during a hockey game, for example, to smoke outside and the smoke also drifts into the lobby.
“The reason it was tabled I think is we want to see what’s going to happens here in the beginning of the season, see if there’s a change in behaviour that’s going to work better,” said Clark. “I was really happy what I saw Friday night (at the Warriors game), but we’re not done yet. We have other things that we can do to communicate that in a more effective manner.”
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.