The Utah Jazz announced Tuesday that home games at Vivint Smart Home Arena for the coming 2020-21 season will be played with a limited number of fans allowed in the building.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, preseason games played at Vivint Arena will not have any fans, while the coming 72-game regular-season — which gets under way Dec. 22 — will see the team allow 1,500 fans into the lower bowl, and limited seating on the suite level, to go along with “a series of enhanced health and safety measures implemented throughout the building in consultation with the Utah Department of Health.”
“The Jazz believe this is a responsible way to start the season from a public health and safety standpoint. Our intent is to increase the number of fans as the season unfolds in compliance with state guidelines,” Jazz president Jim Olson said in a prepared statement. “We want to reassure our guests that we are taking the utmost precautions to have a safe and enjoyable experience as they return. We are optimistic for the future and continue to closely monitor the public health situation with State of Utah, Salt Lake County, and Salt Lake City officials as well as the NBA.”
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