The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed they will not have fans at Staples Center during the upcoming regular season until further notice.
The team will also wait until fans are in the stands to hang their 17th title banner from their 2020 NBA Championship victory.
The health and safety of our fans, players, staff and community are our main priority and we will continue to work with state and local officials to come up with a plan to safely welcome fans back in adherence with local, State, and NBA guidelines.https://t.co/2DeKDX3yzf— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 12, 2020
''We appreciate your continued support and look forward to coming together, when it is safe to do so, to celebrate the raising of our banner and the quest for another NBA championship,'' the organization said in an official statement.
The 2020-21 game schedule will also be announced at a later date.
The last time fans were inside the Staples for a Lakers game was back in March prior to the pandemic, where Los Angeles were uspset by the Brooklyn Nets.
In 2019/20, the regular season home attendance of the franchise was 588,907, an average of 18,997 per game.