The Charlotte Hornets announced Saturday that the team will increase Spectrum Center’s capacity for any potential games in the upcoming State Farm Play-In Tournament and the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, from 25 percent to 60 percent, or about 12,000 fans.
Friday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper lifted social distancing requirements and limits on capacity and gatherings within the state. Despite these changes, fans will still be required to wear masks that fully cover the mouth and nose at all times inside Spectrum Center except when actively eating or drinking.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming more fans back at Spectrum Center for our potential play-in and playoff games,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield in a press release. “We’ve seen the difference our fans have made since returning to Spectrum Center earlier this season, and we know that their passion and excitement will be a big advantage as we head into the postseason.”
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