When the 2020-21 NBA season begins on Tuesday, Dec. 23, things will look a little different throughout arenas.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited in cases where fans are permitted to attend games. All 30 NBA teams have worked with their respective local health officials to develop health and safety protocols for the upcoming season.
As the season begins, six teams will permit limited fans in their respective arenas, while the San Antonio Spurs plan to permit fans on Jan. 1 (as per local time). The Atlanta Hawks, who plan to permit limited friends and family to attend their first five home games, plan to begin opening their doors to fans on Jan. 18 (as per local time).
The Toronto Raptors, who have made a temporary home in Tampa, FL for at least the first half of the upcoming season, will allow under 20% capacity for each of their home games at Amalie Arena.
Below, find a guide to which arenas will allow fans on opening night of the 2020-21 NBA season, unless otherwise noted with the date that fans are slated to be permitted as well as the number of fans teams have indicated will be permitted.
Which NBA arenas will allow fans to start the 2020-21 season?
|Atlanta Hawks||Atlanta, GA||State Farm Arena||Jan. 18||1,700 (10%)|
|Boston Celtics||Boston, MA||TD Garden||No|
|Brooklyn Nets||Brooklyn, NY||Barclays Center||No|
|Charlotte Hornets||Charlotte, NC||Spectrum Center||No|
|Chicago Bulls||Chicago, IL||United Center||No|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Cleveland, OH||Rocket Morgage FieldHouse||Yes||1,944 (10%)|
|Dallas Mavericks||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center||No|
|Denver Nuggets||Denver, CO||Ball Arena||No|
|Detroit Pistons||Detroit, MI||Little Caesar's Arena||No|
|Golden State Warriors||San Francisco, CA||Chase Center||No|
|Houston Rockets||Houston, TX||Toyota Center||Yes||4,500 (25%)|
|Indiana Pacers||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||No|
|LA Clippers||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center||No|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center||No|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Memphis, TN||FedEx Forum||No|
|Miami Heat||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena||No|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Milwaukee, WI||Fiserv Forum||No|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center||No|
|New Orleans Pelicans||New Orleans, LA||Smoothie King Center||Yes||750 (4%)|
|New York Knicks||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden||No|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena||No|
|Orlando Magic||Orlando, FL||Amway Center||Yes||4,000 (21.2%)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center||No|
|Phoenix Suns||Phoenix, AZ||Phoenix Suns Arena||No|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Portland, OR||Moda Center||No|
|Sacramento Kings||Sacramento, CA||Golden1 Center||No|
|San Antonio Spurs||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center||No|
|Toronto Raptors||Tampa, FL||Amalie Arena||Yes||3,800 (18.5%)|
|Utah Jazz||Salt Lake City, UT||Vivint Arena||Yes||1,500 (8.2%)|
|Washington Wizards||Washington, D.C.||Capital One Arena||No|
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