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Which NBA arenas will allow fans during the 2020-21 season?

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?

Team City Venue Fans Capacity
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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