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Blazers announce increase in capacity for Game 6 at Moda Center originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
After being one of the last teams to allow fans back, the Blazers have quickly increased their capacity.
From 10% to 8K to now a season-high 10K fans for Thursday’s Game 6 against the Nuggets.
Coordinating with local government and the Oregon Health Authority, the increase in capacity allows more fans to sit in both the Vaccinated Sections and physically distanced section.
As of June 2, according to the Oregon Health Authority, 62.5% of Oregon’s eligible population for the COVID-19 vaccine over 16 has received one shot, and 53.2% are fully vaccinated.
Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to avoid longer entry times, per the team.
The team also re-emphasized their “strict no-bag policy,” urging attendees to leave their bags at home or in their vehicles. Exceptions will be made for medical and children’s needs.
All fans, vaccinated or unvaccinated, will still be required to adhere to the Rose Quarter’s health and safety protocols, including always wearing a mask.
The Blazers will need all the support possible as they’ll be looking to save their season at home and force a Game 7 in Denver for the second time in two years.
Portland will look to become the third team since 1984 to win a best-of-seven series based on the current pattern in which each game has been won.
The 2005 Pistons are the last time to overcome a 3-2 series similar to the pattern of Blazers vs. Nuggets through five games.