Game Day FAQs
In anticipation of the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center have established new health and safety protocols to create a safe, yet fun environment for fans. The Rockets and Toyota Center have developed new protocols and guidelines in partnership with the City of Houston, the Houston Venue and Event Task Force, Memorial Hermann, and the NBA.
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures intended to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Despite the protocols and requirements that we have put in place, no precautions can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Traveling to and from, visiting, and/or providing services in and around the arena may lead to a risk of exposure to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is highly contagious and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness and death. While people of all ages and health conditions have been adversely affected by COVID-19, certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on age and underlying medical conditions. Exposure to COVID-19 can result in being subject to quarantine requirements.
Fans and working staff should not come to Toyota Center if they or anyone in their group has COVID-19, has COVID-19 symptoms or knows they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Click here for more information on COVID-19 symptoms. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick and keep everyone safe!
COVID-19 Symptom and Exposure Survey
Every ticketed fan will need to answer a series of health questions within 48 hours of entering the arena. Ticketed fans will receive this survey by e-mail to the address on file within 48 hours of their upcoming game. All members of the party, including minors, must complete the survey to enter. Fans can also text "ROCKETSHEALTH" to 55678 and click on the link in the reply message to take the survey within 48 hours of the game. For entry, fans will show a personalized confirmation page with their passing results to the usher at the entry doors.
Mobile Tickets Only - Info About Your Tickets To Enter
All tickets purchased for Rockets games and any Toyota Center events will be digital. Guests will manage and scan their tickets through the Houston Rockets mobile app.
Will there be limited capacity of fans at Toyota Center this season?
Reduced capacity will be enforced for Rockets games and all other arena events to allow for proper distancing between groups of guests.
Will face masks be mandatory to attend an event at Toyota Center this season?
Proper face masks will be required for all guests and staff ages 2 and up in order to enter the arena and must be worn at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. Bandanas, gaitors, and vented face masks can NOT be used as face masks. For more information on face masks, please visit here. Fans seeking medical exemptions must contact Toyota Center in advance, and entry into the arena will be denied if advance notice is not provided. To seek a medical exemption, please contact Guest Services at 713-758-7230. While a face mask may not be required for fans who are granted medical exemptions, fans must wear a face shield at all times and must maintain physical distance of six feet or more from all other fans not in their party while in the arena.
Can I bring a bag or purse to Toyota Center this season?
There will be a strict “no bag policy” for all guests entering the arena to help improve the touchless fan environment. Bag lockers will be available on a rental basis for fans that need them.
What steps has Toyota Center taken to promote social distancing?
To promote social distancing of at least six feet, floor markers will be placed around the arena. Plexiglass barriers will be installed at all concession and retail stands to reduce contact between guests and employees. Reduced capacity will be enforced for Rockets games and all other arena events to allow for proper distancing between groups of guests. Capacity for common spaces such as restrooms, bars, and elevators will also be reduced.
Will there be hand sanitizer at Toyota Center?
200 hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the arena.
Will Toyota Center staff be taking any new precautions before working an event?
All Toyota Center staff will undergo additional health and safety training prior to the NBA season. In addition to completing a health questionnaire, staff will also have their temperature checked before working any event and will wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
Is cash still allowed at Toyota Center to purchase items?
All point of sales at Toyota Center will now be cashless. All guests must use a credit card or contactless payment option to purchase tickets, concession items and retail items at all locations.
What steps has Toyota Center taken to keep the building clean?
Electrostatic disinfection sprayers will be used to clean arena seats before and after games. Frequency of high touch surface area cleaning during games and events has been increased. In addition, Toyota Center has also joined the Houston Clean campaign which was formed by the Houston Venues & Events Task Force along with local hospitality, tourism, and transportation industries. Houston Clean is aimed at helping guests easily identify safety measures in place to protect patrons and associates. As part of Houston Clean, Toyota Center pledges to maintain the highest standards of public safety and health. This includes becoming the latest facility to achieve GBAC STAR Accreditation status. The GBAC STAR Accreditation program is the industry’s leading outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities.
An updated food and beverage ordering system via the Rockets mobile app will allow fans to receive their orders at their designated seat to maximize social distancing and the fan experience. Plexiglass barriers will also be installed at all concession stands to reduce contact between guests and employees.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY AS THEY GOVERN YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE TICKET AND CONTAIN A BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS-ACTION WAIVER PROVISION BY WHICH YOU GIVE UP THE RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT INDIVIDUALLY OR AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTES RELATING TO THE TICKET OR THE SPECIFIED GAME OR EVENT FOR WHICH IT IS ISSUED.