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Blazers Will Open Vaccinated Sections in Moda Center for NBA Playoffs

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The move will increase capacity for the post-season.

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The Portland Trail Blazers will open sections of the Moda Center to vaccinated fans for the balance of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The team announced the capacity-increasing move today on nba.com.

The article explained the criteria for attending in the vaccinated sections:

Vaccinated Sections will be available to fully vaccinated fans ages 16+ whom at least two weeks have passed since they received their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). For the May 27 game, the last date is on or before May 13. For the May 29 game, the last date is on or before May 15. Fans will be required to provide proof of full vaccination with a CDC-issued vaccination card or digital/printed photo of their vaccination card. Non-vaccinated children up to age 15 can sit in Vaccinated Sections with their parent or guardian. Physically distanced sections will also be available for those who are not eligible for the Vaccinated Sections.

Per the article, masks will still be required and the health and safety protocols in place for live attendance will remain in force.

The article did not enumerate the actual increase, but Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan tweeted the new attendance figure as 8,000.

Priority pre-sale of tickets is underway today, with the remaining ticket inventory scheduled to be made available tomorrow, May 25th.