Fans seated in the vaccinated sections will have to show proof of full COVID-19 immunization status.
When the New York Knicks take on the Atlanta Hawks this Sunday for the first round of the NBA playoffs, Madison Square Garden will welcome 15,000 fans into the arena to watch the game live, making it the largest indoor gathering for New York State since the start of the pandemic.
Earlier in the week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that starting May 22, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets would have fully vaccinated fan sections, increasing the capacity of both Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. The Nets playoff series against the Boston Celtics kicks off tomorrow.