Dallas Mavericks Welcome Essential Workers at the American Airlines Center – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Dallas Mavericks will again welcome a limited number of fans to the American Airlines Center by honoring key North Texas employees on Monday.
The Mavericks will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves, and 1,500 key workers will cheer them on from inside the arena.
The Mavs offered vaccinated key workers, including medical professionals, police officers, firefighters, catering and others, the opportunity to play an upcoming home game from February 8-14.
These workers are allowed to participate in the game for free.
“The Mavs and Mavs Foundation made a commitment over the past year to support our important employees through PSA and donated meals. This is just another way to say thank you for serving us day in and day out,” said CEO of Dallas Mavericks Said Cynthia Marshall. “Hopefully this is a much needed break from very hectic and turbulent schedules.”
Every essential worker must have received at least one round of the COVID-19 vaccine and present their CDC COVID-19 vaccination card before entering the American Airlines Center.
Game participants must also complete the fan health survey at least 30 minutes before entering the arena on match day. You have to wear face masks and practice social distancing at all times, according to the Dallas Mavericks.
Only 11 other NBA teams allow fans into their arenas.
“We owe so much to people who put their lives at risk to keep us safer,” said Mark Cuban, owner of Mavs. “Getting you to a Mavs game is the least we can do!”