blazers get permission to open Moda center at 10% capacity – fr

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blazers get permission to open Moda center at 10% capacity – fr


The Portland Trail Blazers will be allowed to host fans at the Moda Center at 10% capacity, starting Friday night when they face the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a tweet from John Canzano of The Oregonian. Citing anonymous sources, Canzano says the decision has already been approved and he expects an official announcement to this effect on Wednesday morning.

The Blazers, along with all other NBA franchises, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the entire 2020-21 season so far. The league allowed teams to play matches in their home arenas, but without fans in attendance. As vaccines became widely available, state governments relaxed restrictions on public gatherings, allowing many franchises to re-welcome fans on a limited basis, typically a percentage of total attendance.

Oregon has been among the slowest states to ease restrictions, with the Blazers among the last teams to reopen their arena. A wave of tweets came today from Portland stars Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. lamenting the fact. Canzano’s tweet follows the outcry.

The Moda Center can accommodate around 20,000 fans at regular capacity. A return rate of 10% would likely allow 2,000 fans to watch the match from the stands.

Canzano adds that some contestants will be the first to purchase tickets, including season ticket holders and team sponsors. He also suggests that the limit could be increased to 20% for the post-season.



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