Heat announce plan to have vaccinated section at Arena

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies practice before an NBA basketball game in Miami, Fla. If so inclined, NBA teams like Miami, Orlando and Utah could all be back in the gym for voluntary workouts in small groups starting Friday when the league ban on such things expires. None of them will be reopening that day. There's a clear desire for basketball to resume but, perhaps mindful of how rushing back too quickly hurt other leagues around the world, the NBA seems to be taking very cautious baby steps back to the court. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) (Brynn Anderson, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are expanding the number of fans who can watch home games.

Starting April 1, the Heat will have a section for fans who have been vaccinated.

Those fans will be required to present their cards, showing that it has been at least two weeks since their vaccination.

Miami started the season without fans at American Airlines Arena.

The Heat used Covid-sniffing dogs as they slowly started to let more fans enter the building.

The vaccinated section will be in 117-118 of the American Airlines Arena. Fans will be seated in pods separated by just one seat.

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