New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has confirmed the return of fans to professional sport arenas.
In wake of the Governor Cuomo news, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets released official statements regarding the fan situation at the Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, respectively.
The Knicks intend to host roughly 2,000 fans at every game, beginning on February 23 when New York hosts the Golden State Warriors.
Statement from the New York Knicks pic.twitter.com/SFh1irAExR— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 10, 2021
Also, the Barclays Center was approved to reopen beginning February 23, when the Nets take on the Sacramento Kings. Following State guidelines, the venue will be limited to 10% capacity until further notice.
We’re excited to reopen our doors to the best fans in basketball. Click below for more information on our health safety protocols and how to procure tickets.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 11, 2021
In order to attend the games, the fans will have to show a negative PCR test, administered within 72 hours in advance of the game. Also, there will be mandatory temperature checks in the arena, social distancing and use of face masks.