NBA: Golden State Warriors to play Brooklyn Nets behind closed doors due to COVID-19
The Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets will play in a closed door game in San Francisco on Thursday following the city’s advice on public gatherings in light of the corona virus (COVID-19) situation in the United States.
The Warriors announced the development on Wednesday, stating that the team followed San Francisco’s public health advice preventing public gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
Due to escalating concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, and in consultation with the City and County of San Francisco, tomorrow night’s game vs. the Nets at Chase Center will be played without fans. Fans with tickets to this game will receive a refund in the amount paid. pic.twitter.com/DMpO71ocvg
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 11, 2020
The Warriors, league sources say, will be directed to play host to the Nets on Thursday night at Chase Center in a game CLOSED to fans
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 11, 2020
That would mean the Warriors, who play at the Chase Center, will have to host the Nets without fans watching.
In addition, all events scheduled at the Chase Center through March 21 have been cancelled.
Fans who have bought tickets to the game, meanwhile, will be given a full refund.
games about to feel like closed scrimmages
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 11, 2020
There are more than 1,000 cases of corona virus in the United States as of March 11.