While it may feel like the NBA season just ended, things are starting to heat back up in the league with the NBA Draft set to take place on November 18 and the actual 2020-21 NBA season scheduled to begin on December 22. It’s a quick turnaround, to say the least, with the Lakers winning the title on October 12 inside the NBA bubble.
While the focus will be on the players getting ready for the new season, many have been wondering whether or not teams around the league will allow any fans inside their arenas. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, anywhere from 5 to 10 teams will allow fans through the gates.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 16, 2020
As it stands right now, we don’t know what type of capacity limits will be in place for these 5 to 10 arenas or what actual arenas will be allowing fans.
Having said that, some NFL teams are allowing limited fans so those states/cities with both NFL and NBA teams could allow fans inside arenas next month as well.
These are the following teams that allowed at least some fans through the gates in Week 10: Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Football Team.
This could mean the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, and Orlando Magic could be looking at hosting fans to start the new NBA season.