TD Place will be close to its maximum COVID-restricted capacity for the first time this weekend as Ottawa's new professional soccer team makes its home debut.
Atlético Ottawa are set to host the Halifax's HFX Wanderers FC at 3 p.m., Saturday.
The Canadian Premier League club is offering a pay-what-you-want option for the game, resulting in close to 12,000 seats being snapped up by local soccer fans.
Under the latest COVID-19 public health guidelines, outdoor sports venues are allowed a maximum capacity of 15,000.
Atlético Ottawa has three wins, one draw and seven losses so far on the 2021 season, which started in a Winnipeg bubble and then featured a handful of road games for the capital city side.
CityNews Ottawa Meteorologist Jill Taylor says the weather should be perfect for Saturday's game with sunshine and a high of 24 degrees Celsius.
The Ottawa Redblacks will play their first game at TD Place on August 28.