Thunder Makes It Official: No Fans For Rest Of NBA Season

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, 3:43 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Tuesday that it would not be allowing fans back inside Chesapeake Energy Arena for the rest of the 2020-21 season.

In an email sent to season-ticket holders, the Thunder made the announcement:

As you know, the Thunder made a decision to begin this season without guests inside the arena.
We communicated to you at that time, and since then, that we would monitor the situation to determine if guests could return at some point during the second half of the season.
As we have continued to evaluate all conditions, we have made the final decision to not host fans for the balance of the 2020-21 season.
The decision was based on several factors. The ultimate one being that the overall health and safety of our fans and our community is the most important thing to us.

Specifically, the Thunder said it felt it too early to bring fans back, but the organization also noted "the reality of the limited-game experience" fans would have.

This is a developing story.