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Vivint Arena going to full capacity for Utah Jazz’s second-round playoff series

After allowing a season-high 14,250 fans for Game 5 vs. Memphis, the Jazz will now have a full house for the remainder of their postseason run.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Jazz compete in game Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, June 2, 2021, as they defeat the Memphis Grizzlies. The Jazz announced the arena will return to full capacity for the second round of the playoffs. The Jazz have opened up the arena to full capacity (18,306) starting with the upcoming Western Conference semifinals, pitting the Jazz against either the Clippers or the Mavericks.

The Utah Jazz announced Thursday that Vivint Arena will be at full fan capacity for the team’s second-round playoff series.

While some lower-bowl seating will remain vacant in order to maintain a physical perimeter around the team benches, the Jazz have increased standing room-only tickets for the coming series to get total attendance near the team’s usual capacity of 18,306.

Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series against either the Dallas Mavericks or L.A. Clippers will mark the first time this season that Vivint Arena is at full capacity. The Jazz had a season-high 14,250 in attendance for their closeout Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies.

When the season began in late December, the Jazz were allowing just 1,500 fans in the lower bowl, and a few hundred more on the suite level. There were 1,581 fans in attendance for the Jazz’s Dec. 26 home opener.

The increase in capacity means physical distance between separate groups is no longer required. Other safety measures — enacted because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — remain in place, however, notably the requirement to wear masks throughout the building when not eating or drinking.

Single-game playoff tickets are now on sale.

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