To those who wondered if there would be fans in the seats at The Garden this season, we’ve received an answer. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the first phase of reopening large venues of 10,000 seats or more. As of February 23rd large venues can open at 10% capacity with assigned seating. There are stipulations to being in attendance. All persons must have a negative COVID-19 result up to 72 hours before the event. All attendees must fully be vaccinated for COVID, which means both shots if the vaccine taken has two shots.
To see what groups are eligible for vaccinations check with the NYC health department: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility.page