Move over creepy cardboard cutouts, real fans are coming back to the G1C.
Starting April 20, the Sacramento Kings will be welcoming back as many as 3,500 Kings fans into the Golden 1 Center following Friday’s announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom that indoor facilities in the state can begin reopening to limited capacity.
While the final details on exactly how many fans can return and whether they will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent testing results has not been announced, it is still great news for the Kings’ faithful who want to cheer on the squad as they make their push for the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
“We are excited about today’s announcement regarding indoor professional sports venues and look forward to safely welcoming fans back to the arena in the near future”, in a statement by the Sacramento Kings.
“ On behalf of the entire organization, we thank Governor Newsom, state and county public health officials and the NBA who have worked tirelessly to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, providing prevention guidelines and protocols and for collaborating to create a robust health and safety plan that enables guests to return to Golden 1 Center.”
Based on the remaining schedule, Sacramento will host eight games to close out the regular season, with matchups against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder .
Its not the Los Angeles Lakers or Brooklyn Nets, but it is NBA basketball, and after 405 days, its back in Sac!