Miami Heat to open vaccinated-only fan-sections starting April 1

The Miami Heat will open sections of the American Airlines Arena beginning April 1 for those who are fully immunized against the coronavirus.

The Heat are devoting two sections to fully inoculated fans in which groups are divided by a single seat.

Fans in this area will be required to wear masks although social withdrawal policies are slightly relaxed.

“You’re already getting a sense that things are starting to change and go in a much more positive direction,” said Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra.

While the Heat is thought to be the first team in the United States to announce such a plan, the idea is almost certain to be commonplace in the sports world, at least in an early time while vaccines go ahead.

The Heat are also one of three teams, the other of which are New Orleans and Atlanta, that have publicly announced initiating the vaccination process in recent days.

 
Miami Heat

 

The Miami Heat are an American professional basketball team based in Miami. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. (wikipedia)

 
 
Erik Spoelstra

 

Erik Jon Celino Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association . Of Filipino descent from his mother’s side, (wikipedia)

 
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