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As shots go in arms, we’re starting to see fans in seats at sporting events and concerts are coming back. The Tampa Bay Lightning reopened to a limited number of fans this month. Now another Florida team has another idea to get more fans back in the seats… by keeping a separate section for those who’ve been vaccinated.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the Miami Heat will be the first team in the NBA to try this. In fact, they’re giving vaccinated fans the best seats in the house at mid-court in the lower level. Sections 117 and 118 at AmericanAirlines Arena will be set aside exclusively for basketball fans who show a COVID-19 vaccination card. As long as it was issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you’re cleared.

Another perk of being vaccinated… you won’t have to get screened by one of the COVID-19 sniffing dogs. You’ll still need to wear a mask while inside though. Fans who aren’t vaccinated can still attend, but will need to purchase seats in other sections which will have fans scattered and spread out to try to prevent spread of the virus. [Source: TBT]

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