Posted July 19, 2018 08:37:25What the NBA needs to know about ceiling fans to help with its strategy of designing and installing them on its flooring and other areas of the arena.
The league is now considering an overhaul of its seating arrangements that would see fans at the bottom of each row, and the bottom rows, moved to the side.
The new plan would allow fans to stand on the bottom row and move their feet closer to the court for easier access to seats on the top.
The plan also would allow players to use the same seats.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James said fans should use the floor to watch basketball.
“I think it’s going to be a lot more comfortable,” James said.
“I think the fans will feel better when they’re standing there.”
The NBA has already been experimenting with using ceiling fans at games, such as the last two games of the Warriors-Lakers series.
There’s some debate as to whether the NBA should use them at other events.
The league has said that its goal is to be able to use them on the court at all times.
A panel of advisers has been working with the league to decide how best to move forward.
They include NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who was recently elected president of the league and former head of the NBA Players Association, as well as the league’s deputy commissioner for business operations, Rick Schumacher.
“We need to be more flexible, to allow for all types of seating, including the bottom, the middle and the top row,” Schumachers told The Associated Press.
“And we also need to look at the overall design to make sure that it’s aesthetically pleasing.”
The league has already approved a proposal to change seating patterns for home games.
It’s set to open with the Warriors vs. Spurs game next month.
The changes could be unveiled as early as this week.
The committee is expected to recommend changes to seating in 2018-19.