Leadership / 05.19.21
Governor Cuomo Announces New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets Will Have Fully Vaccinated Fan Sections for 2021 NBA Home Playoff Games
New York State Governor's Office (05/17/21)
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will have fully vaccinated fan sections, which will boost capacity at their 2021 National Basketball Association home playoff games at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center starting May 22. This will be the Knicks' first trip to the playoffs since 2013, while the Nets will enjoy their third straight year in the playoffs. Fans seated in the vaccinated sections must show proof of full COVID-19 immunization status, which can be supplied through paper form, digital application or the state's Excelsior Pass. Young adults and children under 12 years old who are not yet eligible for the vaccine, or under 16 and have not yet been able to be vaccinated, may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in a fully vaccinated section, provided they have received a recent negative COVID-19 test result. "As we continue to monitor the metrics across the state, we are strategically reopening our economy and making it possible for more fans to attend sporting events in person," Cuomo stated. "Thanks to the progress New Yorkers have achieved thus far in beating back COVID, the Knicks and the Nets will be able to welcome more fans at their home games, which is great news for sports fans and another encouraging sign of how far we've come since the pandemic upended our lives."
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Tags: Sports , News , Venues , COVID-19 , Coronavirus