UPDATE (Feb. 22) -- The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations approved the Vegas Golden Knights to host guests at 15% capacity, the agency announced in a COVID-19 call Monday.
The team will be able to host up to 2,600 fans at home games beginning March 1, the DIR said.
That is welcome news to Carnell Johnson, nicknamed Golden Pipes. He sings the national anthem at games. This season, Johnson has been singing to an empty arena.
When the hockey season was halted in March 2020, Johnson hit hard times.
"I went through what a lot of other people went through losing their job, first being furloughed and then being laid off, collecting unemployment and going to meal lines and getting boxes of food that I needed," said Johnson. "I did that from March to December."
Johnson landed a full-time gig and now looks to help others in the community. He will sing when fans return to the fortress.
This is a developing update. Check back for more.
ORIGINAL REPORT: LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Vegas Golden Knights is submitting a plan to state and local officials to host a large gathering at T-Mobile Arena.
"We are submitting our plan for 20% capacity to all of the various state and local entities for approval. If we have approval, we will provide details regarding ticket sales and entry requirements at that time," said a Golden Knights representative in an email on Monday.
Gov. Steve Sisolak last week announced that large venues can submit applications to local and state officials to host gatherings with 20% of the venues' total fixed seating no sooner than March 1.