Miami Heat Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Fan Safety Plan for FTX Arena Games
Miami Heat’s COVID-19 fan safety plan for games at the FTX Arena was recently revealed.
Masks will still be required for all fans present over the age of two, including those who are fully vaccinated against the virus.
However, for most fans there will be no testing or vaccination requirements.
The Miami Heat will open the preseason in a home arena operating at its full capacity of 19,600, but masks will still be required for fans in attendance due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the team said. Wednesday”, wrote Anthony Chiang from Miami Herald.
“All guests, including those fully vaccinated, over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask for games at the FTX Arena when the Heat begins their six-game preseason program at the downtown Miami building Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.
“There will be no testing or vaccination requirement to attend games at the FTX Arena, unless the ticket is for a seat within 15 feet of the pitch, which the Heat has labeled the ‘red zone’ “. The current seat estimate for the ‘Red Zone’ at the FTX Arena is around 700.
The 2021-22 season has the potential to be an exciting one for the Heat, fans are sure to be delighted to see the games.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the attendance of Heat fans during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 seasons. The 2021-22 campaign will likely have a much more traditional feel as FTX Arena returns to full capacity.
COVID-19 is a hot topic around the NBA right now as a handful of players remain not vaccinated against the virus. It will be interesting to see how this situation evolves as the season quickly approaches.
The Heat are looking for their first NBA title since 2013. Given the talent of their team, they will have the chance to compete for it in the 2021-22 season.