Fans will be permitted into NBA 2020-21 season games
Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet, but the 2020-21 NBA season, approved to begin on December 22, will be held with fans allowed into arenas. Fans still will have to wear masks and maintain social distance.
Fans along with sponsorships are 40% of the League’s income
Coronavirus became a huge problem for the previous NBA season: postponed matches, players getting sick, incredibly low ratings, and financial problems. Games were held inside a bubble, designed to protect participants from the Coronavirus. No fans were allowed inside and fans along with sponsorships are 40% of the League’s income. To avoid losing this money for the second season in a row, the NBA decided to start the 2020-21 season before Christmas and allow fans into arenas at a 25-50 percent capacity, reported The Athletic’s Shams Charania on his Twitter:
“The NBA aims to have arena suites open to fans at 25-to-50 percent capacity for 2020-21 season tipoff, based on local regulations. An amount of fans — under protocols such as masks, social distancing and coronavirus testing — is a goal to start season.”
Great news for NBA fans, who now can enjoy the matches without engaging their health.