TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma City Thunder is keeping fans out of the arena to start the 2020-2021 NBA season.
“For months, we have worked in close collaboration with Chesapeake Energy Arena, the City of Oklahoma City, local health officials, and the NBA to put into place thorough health and safety measures to allow for reduced seating capacity. However, as we review ongoing and concerning trends in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Oklahoma, we want to exercise an abundance of caution to help control the spread of the virus in our community. Therefore, the Thunder has made the decision to begin the season without fans in the arena,” said team officials.
Team officials said they will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation over the coming weeks to determine when fans will be able to attend games.
The first Thunder home game is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2020.
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