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Ball Arena increases capacity for Avalanche, Nuggets playoff games

Colorado health officials approved increasing the number of fans that can attended games to 57.3% of the arena's capacity.

DENVER — Ball Arena is increasing it's capacity again ahead of the latest playoff games for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) announced on Wednesday.

Both teams will now be allowed to host 10,500 fans per game (57.3% capacity), an increase from 7,750 fans (42.3% capacity) after KSE received approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, along with the Denver Department of Public and Environment.

The changes will be in place for both teams next home games. 

> Video above from March 30: Crowd returns to Ball Arena to cheer on Nuggets for first time in more than a year.

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The Avalanche will host the first game of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 31 against the winner of the series between the Las Vegas Knights and the Minnesota Wild.

The Nuggets, who tied their first-round series up with the Portland Trailblazers on Monday, will next play at home for Game Five of the series on June 1.

Playoff ticket priority will be given to Avalanche and Nuggets ticket plan holders and partners. Additional ticket information can be found the respective websites for the Avalanche and the Nuggets.

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