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Cleveland Cavaliers increase amount of fans allowed to attend games

Issac Okoro, Domantas Sabonis, Andre Drummond
Posted at 4:58 PM, Dec 29, 2020

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Health has approved a modified variance to allow more fans to attend Cleveland Cavaliers games.

Earlier this year, attendance at the Cavs games was limited to 300. The team put in a request to have that limit increased to 4,596 spectators in bowl seating and another 240 in the suites for a total of 4,836 people allowed.

The total is a little over 23% of the facility’s capacity.

The ODH approved the variance but limited the number of spectators to 1,944 which equals about 10% capacity.

Related: Cleveland Cavaliers to limit attendance to 300 fans this season due to COVID-19

The Cavs are 3-0 for the first time since 2016.

After they host the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Cleveland will play six road games before returning home to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 11, where more fans will be allowed to attend.