Mar 2, 2021 - News

Hornets fans can return to the Spectrum Center next week

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The Hornets will welcome back a limited number of fans at the Spectrum Center starting with their game on March 13 versus the Toronto Raptors, the team announced Tuesday.

According to guidelines from the state, the arena can have 15% capacity, or just over 3,000 fans.

Why it matters: Didn’t you hear? The Hornets are fun again. This is the first time fans will be allowed to watch LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward and the rest of the crew together in person.

Details: In order to host fans, the Hornets developed a detailed reopening plan that includes safety precautions like contactless payment, customer health screening, timed entry and exit procedures, and an improved air filtration system. Everyone will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

What they’re saying: “The energy, excitement and passion that our fans bring every night to Spectrum Center has been missed by our players, coaches and staff, and we cannot wait to have them back in the Hive,” Hornets president Fred Whitfield said in a statement.

Prior to reopening to the general public, the Hornets will host healthcare workers from Novant Health for the March 11 game as a thank you.

How to attend: Single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2020-21 season will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 5, at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online at or, on the Hornets App or by phone at 1-800-4NBA-TIX.


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