In the United States (USA), when vaccination began to reach everyone over the age of 16 across the country, normalization steps were also taken. While the number of people who received two doses of vaccine across the country approached 100 million, the capital team of Washington Wizards in the American Basketball League (NBA) started to accept a limited number of spectators for the first time.
Capital One Arena, hosting the Washington Wizards, met its audience with 10 percent capacity. Over 2,000 NBA fans followed the match in the hall. Demirören News Agency (DHA) reporter Anıl Sural watched the Washington Wizards’ audience match months later.
WARNING IS MADE IN THE TALK OF THE MASK
During the Washington Wizards – Golden State Warriors match, the fans sitting according to social distance rules wore masks throughout the match. In the hall, where the officials warned the audience about the mask from time to time, announcements were made from time to time.
In the capital Washington, 25 percent capacity use is allowed in open sports centers, while the capacity utilization rate in indoor sports centers is determined as 10 percent. While the shops, restaurants and kiosks in the Capital One Arena only accept credit card payments, the tickets of the matches are sent to the audience digitally.
OVER 2 THOUSAND FANS WATCHED THE MATCH LIVE
The ticket prices of the match, which can be watched by 2 thousand 100 fans, were also sold 3 to 5 times more expensive than the normal time.
The Washington Wizards gave their fans a gift by defeating the Golden State Warriors 118 to 114 in their first spectator match months later.
Anıl SURAL – WASHINGTON (USA) / DHA –