The 2020-21 NBA regular season started on December 22 amid the coronavirus pandemic which continues to have a major impact on sporting events at all levels.
Fortunately, a number of NBA teams have been able to allow a limited number of fans to return to the arenas, with fan attendance depending on several factors, including coronavirus guidelines which vary from state to state.
All 30 NBA teams worked with their respective local health officials ahead of the start of the season to establish health and safety protocols, and as of now, 14 teams allow a limited presence in their respective arenas.
Below is a list of the 14 teams that were able to host fans, most of which have capacity set at 10% or less. Three teams, Orland Magic, Utah Jazz and the Houston Rockets, are the only ones with a capacity limit of more than 10% – currently operating at 21%, 21% and 25%, respectively. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies allow very limited on-court participation at the FedEx Forum.
NBA teams are currently clearing fans with tickets for the 2020-21 season
|Atlanta hawks||State farm arena||1,700 (10%)|
|brooklyn nets||Barclays Center||1,800 (10%)|
|The Cleveland Cavaliers||Rocket Morgage FieldHouse||1,944 (10%)|
|Dallas mavericks||American Airlines Center||1,500 (7.8%)|
|Houston rockets||Toyota Center||4,500 (25%)|
|Indiana Pacers||Bankers Life Fieldhouse||1,000 (6%)|
|Memphis Grizzlies||FedEx Forum||Limited (Courtside)|
|miami heat||AmericanAirlines Arena||<2,000 (<10%)|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Fiserv Forum||1,800 (10%)|
|New Orleans Pelicans|
Smoothie King Center
|New York Knicks||Madison Square Garden||2,000 (<10%)|
|Orlando Magic||Amway Center||4000 (21.2%)|
|Phoenix suns||Phoenix suns arena||1,500 (8.1%)|
|Utah Jazz||Vivint Arena||3,900 (21.3%)|