USA

Nuggets, Avalanche approved to increase Ball Arena capacity for playoff games

Nuggets, Avalanche approved to increase Ball Arena capacity for playoff games

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326437

The playoff atmosphere for Nuggets and Avalanche games inside Ball Arena received a boost Wednesday.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment granted approval for the teams to nearly double the number of fans allowed inside the arena during the NBA and NHL playoffs, from 4,050 (22.1% capacity) during the remaining regular-season games to 7,750 (42.3%) for the postseason.

Those limits follow guidelines set forth by CDPHE as well as the NBA and NHL, according to Wednesday afternoon’s announcement from Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, as the state continues to loosen restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to increase our venue capacity as both of our teams extend their exciting seasons into the playoffs,” Matt Bell, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Vice President of Venue Booking, said in a news release. “We will continue to work with CDPHE along with the leadership of the NBA and NHL to monitor ongoing public health matters and take all necessary precautions to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our fans, frontline workers, staff and athletes.”

Nuggets and Avalanche season-ticket holders will get first dibs on playoff tickets during a series of presales, according to the team. Any remaining seats will be available at a later date. Those who sign up for limited ticket release waitlists will be notified by the teams.

Additional ticket information is available at coloradoavalanche.com and denvernuggets.com.



https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/12/nuggets-avalanche-playoff-capacity-ball-arena/
Nuggets, Avalanche approved to increase Ball Arena capacity for playoff games

Nuggets, Avalanche approved to increase Ball Arena capacity for playoff games

13/05/2021, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 30326440

The playoff atmosphere for Nuggets and Avalanche games inside Ball Arena received a boost Wednesday.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment granted approval for the teams to nearly double the number of fans allowed inside the arena during the NBA and NHL playoffs, from 4,050 (22.1% capacity) during the remaining regular-season games to 7,750 (42.3%) for the postseason.

Those limits follow guidelines set forth by CDPHE as well as the NBA and NHL, according to Wednesday afternoon’s announcement from Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, as the state continues to loosen restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to increase our venue capacity as both of our teams extend their exciting seasons into the playoffs,” Matt Bell, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Vice President of Venue Booking, said in a news release. “We will continue to work with CDPHE along with the leadership of the NBA and NHL to monitor ongoing public health matters and take all necessary precautions to ensure the health, safety and wellness of our fans, frontline workers, staff and athletes.”

Nuggets and Avalanche season-ticket holders will get first dibs on playoff tickets during a series of presales, according to the team. Any remaining seats will be available at a later date. Those who sign up for limited ticket release waitlists will be notified by the teams.

Additional ticket information is available at coloradoavalanche.com and denvernuggets.com.



https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/12/nuggets-avalanche-playoff-capacity-ball-arena/
Pistons mailbag: Next step for Saddiq Bey, Frank Jackson's future with team

Pistons mailbag: Next step for Saddiq Bey, Frank Jackson's future with team

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326435
Report: Wild's Rossi cleared to resume skating after COVID-19 complications

Report: Wild's Rossi cleared to resume skating after COVID-19 complications

13/05/2021, USA, Hockey-Ice, NHL (ice-hockey), Article # 30326426

Minnesota Wild blue-chip prospect Marco Rossi has been given the green light to resume skating and off-ice training following a harrowing bout with COVID-19, according to The Athletic's Scott Wheeler.

Rossi contracted COVID-19 in November, then was cleared to suit up for Austria at the world juniors. He participated in four games, and doctors told him afterward he could have faced more severe complications from the virus if he'd played another.

The 19-year-old was ruled out for the entire NHL season in January and was sent back to his home country to rest and recover. Rossi recently opened up about his experience with COVID-19 and said he was scared he wouldn't wake up each time he went to bed.

Minnesota drafted Rossi ninth overall in 2020 after he tallied 120 points in 56 games with the OHL's Ottawa 67's.

Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.



https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/2171611
Tigers' AJ Hinch on Westland's Eric Haase: 'If he gets hot, I'll find a spot for him'

Tigers' AJ Hinch on Westland's Eric Haase: 'If he gets hot, I'll find a spot for him'

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326409

Tigers manager AJ Hinch on recalling Eric Haase, who will start at catcher on Thursday in the series' finale against the Royals.

      


https://www.detroitnews.com/videos/sports/mlb/tigers/2021/05/12/tigers-aj-hinch-westlands-eric-haase-if-he-gets-hot-ill-find-spot-him/5064069001/
NCAA golf regional canceled in controversy

NCAA golf regional canceled in controversy

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326406

The NCAA Baton Rouge Regional was canceled Wednesday when the course was deemed "not playable at a championship level."

     


https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/05/12/ncaa-womens-golf-baton-rouge-regional-canceled-weather-controversy/
Lakers' LeBron James is 'getting close' but will not play vs. Rockets on Wednesday

Lakers' LeBron James is 'getting close' but will not play vs. Rockets on Wednesday

13/05/2021, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 30326393

Lakers star LeBron James announced on Twitter he will not return from injury Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.



https://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/story/2021-05-12/lebron-james-is-getting-close-but-will-not-play-for-lakers-vs-rockets-on-wednesday
Lakers' LeBron James is 'getting close' but will not play vs. Rockets tonight

Lakers' LeBron James is 'getting close' but will not play vs. Rockets tonight

13/05/2021, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 30326413

Lakers star LeBron James announced on Twitter he will not return from injury Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.



https://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/story/2021-05-12/lebron-james-is-getting-close-but-will-not-play-for-lakers-vs-rockets-on-wednesday
With LeBron James returning, are Lakers a lock for a spot in the NBA Finals?

With LeBron James returning, are Lakers a lock for a spot in the NBA Finals?

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326384

LeBron James and the Lakers have been insisting that if he and the Lakers are healthy in the postseason, they remain the team to beat.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2021/05/12/nba-playoffs-lebron-james-la-lakers-finals/5063081001/
loading