LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Vegas Golden Knights will expand capacity at T-Mobile Arena to close out the regular season.
A team spokesperson confirmed there will be more fans permitted to attend the last three home games before the postseason begins.
"We are excited to welcome even more fans back to the Fortress for our remaining May regular-season home games," the Golden Knights said in a statement. "Our home ice advantage has grown stronger and stronger through the course of the season as we have been able to add more and more fans. Specific details for VGK season ticket members and all our fans will be communicated in the coming days."
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A Clark County spokesman confirmed up to 50% capacity will be permitted, though the team did not specify exactly how many fans will be allowed.
A half-capacity crowd at T-Mobile Arena would be around 9,200 fans. The most recent Golden Knights home game on April 28 against Colorado had a listed attendance of 3,950, slightly over 20% of normal capacity.
Vegas will host St. Louis on Friday and Saturday, followed by Colorado next Monday. The regular season ends on Wednesday, May 12, at San Jose.
The Golden Knights have clinched a postseason berth, though schedules for the Stanley Cup Playoffs have not been announced.
Responsibility for COVID-19 mitigation rolled over from the state to Clark County on Saturday. Capacity and social distancing requirements will be removed when 60% of the county's eligible population receives at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.