2,600 Golden Knights fans are returning to the Fortress on Monday night.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- For the first time in almost a year, the Golden Knights will play in front of fans at a home game tonight.

The team has been approved to have 2,600 fans inside T-Mobile Arena for games in the month of March, starting with tonight's home game against the Minnesota Wild. The team is looking forward to having the energy from fans in the building.

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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, center, celebrates his goal with left wing William Carrier, left, and right wing Keegan Kolesar during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

"There’s a big, big buzz around the group this morning, the team in the dressing room and on the ice about the fact that we’re going to have fans there," head coach Pete DeBoer said. "It’s a great first step on the way back to filling T-Mobile and getting that atmosphere back. Even with the number we’re going to have tonight it’s going to be a huge boost compared to playing in the empty rink."

Golden Knights players are excited that fans will be able to enjoy games in person again.

"We’re all pumped," defenseman Zach Whitecloud said. "To have fans back, especially our fans who bring that energy every night and are excited to come and cheer us on, it’s like I said we’re pumped to have them back and just excited to play in front of them again."

What to know if you're a Golden Knights fan attending a game at T-Mobile Arena.

Fans who attend the game will have to follow strict protocols including wearing a mask unless actively eating or drinking, being spaced out around the arena and being limited to only specific sections of the arena.

Game time is set for 7:08 p.m.

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