Things just got real in San Francisco.
The Golden State Warriors will play Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with no fans inside the Chase Center, the team announced Wednesday.
“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,” the team tweeted. “Fans with tickets to this game will receive a refund in the amount paid.”
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a ban on all events larger than 1,000 people across the city. Because the Warriors’ home game well exceeds 1,000 people, they had no choice but to fall in line.
This will be the first NBA game to be played with no fans in attendance ever. No word yet to if other teams in the NBA will be taking similar actions.