Mark Cuban, via Facebook

The Dallas Mavericks will lift the requirement to show full COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test result to attend home games.

Neighbor and team owner Mark Cuban told The Dallas Morning News the decision was made because the daily average case count in Dallas County dropped below 500.

Fans will still need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result for tomorrow’s home opener, and the Mavs will make a formal announcement when the requirements have been lifted. The rule will be reinstated if numbers again rise above 500.

Previously, Cuban had made a specific call to protect people with cancer or immunocompromised people. And the Mavericks are still devising plans to help decrease potential COVID-19 exposure to those fans by creating sections, either by ticket location or in suites.

The Dallas Mavericks play their first home game of the season tomorrow against the Houston Rockets. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.


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