NBA would expect full arenas for 2021-22 season
With the COVID-19 vaccine rolling out across the country, fans can start thinking about what full arenas will look like in the near future.
The NBA would expect arenas to be at full capacity for the 2021-22 season and hope they can safely accommodate more fans in the stands this season, according to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes.
Holmes reports that a “key aspect” of allowing more fans to attend games is the NBA’s partnership with Clear, “a biometric screening company known for its expedited security process at hundreds of airports around the world. . “
The partnership makes Clear’s COVID-19 health screening technology available to all NBA teams. The deal could be announced as early as Wednesday morning, Holmes said.
Most NBA teams already allow a limited number of fans to participate in games this season. With every American becoming eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 19, some teams may choose to increase their capacity before the end of the month.
Several NBA players have already received their coronavirus shots, including Karl-Anthony Towns, Gordon Hayward, Jusuf Nurkic, Danilo Gallinari and Robert Covington, among others.