SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Kings home opener is in the books after a year and a half away and an empty arena with no fans.
Last season, fans watched the Kings from outside the stadium, during a pandemic with no end in sight.
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“That was really hard to see. I felt sorry for the team. I know they play off the energy from the fans,” said Carol Cook.
Fake fans kept seats warm inside the Golden 1 Center.
“I’m tired of the cutouts in the seats. To have real people is great,” said Jim Cook.
Rules were in place for the Kings home opener, masks were required and fans had to produce vaccine cards or a negative covid test but it was all worth it to see the game. It was an exciting start to the season not just for the players and fans but for downtown businesses.
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