While NBA stadiums have had fans on hand this season at limited capacity, the league is expecting full houses across the board come next campaign.
With the cases of the coronavirus continuing to drop across the country, NBA fans have been able to fill stadiums at a limited capacity thus far this season. It’s been great to see, especially after what everyone has gone through over the last year.
Come next season, though, we may be looking at sold-out stadiums for some of the biggest games of the campaign. That’s because the expectation is that there will be no limits for supporters in 2021-22 and that arenas indeed could end up being set for full capacity.
NBA fans can potentially get ready to attend games at full capacity starting next fall
On top of cases dropping, vaccines are also being administered from coast to coast. This is what has the NBA hopeful that there will indeed be no limits for next season. According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, the NBA is partnering with Clear, which is a screening company that is being used by countless airports across the globe.
With this partnership, it would help the NBA with its COVID-19 screening process for fans getting ready to enter stadiums. Per Holmes, fans would need to download the Clear app and upload documentation that showcases negative COVID-19 test results.
Thus far this campaign, several teams have increased the amount of fans they’ve allowed inside the doors from the initial number at the start of the season. It’s expected that that trend will continue until the end of the regular season and the playoffs. As we begin to return to normalcy, basketball fans sure have plenty reason to be excited for next year and beyond.