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The Latest: NBA's Hawks to increase attendance in playoffs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Atlanta Hawks are planning to increase capacity at State Farm Arena, including a new section for fully vaccinated fans, as they prepare for their first postseason appearance in four years.

The team has been allowing about 3,000 fans per game in its 17,000-seat arena during the regular season. It plans to increase that total to 7,625 for the playoffs.

A section with about 500 seats will be available behind the existing courtside seating for those who are fully vaccinated. The Hawks are working on several options for fans to provide proof of vaccination.

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