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Can I Vape at NBA Games?

With NBA season just around the corner, fans from up and down the country are getting ready to grab tickets to see all the action. But for any vapers looking to watch some of the best the NBA has to offer this coming season, there’ll likely be one question left to answer: can I vape at the NBA?


While there aren’t any teams that allow you to vape inside the arena, there are a lot who make provisions to allow you to vape whilst attending the game. Some have specific vaping areas inside the complex itself, whereas others will let you outside the stadium to vape before re-entering once you’re finished. There are a select few who don’t allow for either of these circumstances, so make sure you prepare in advance and vape before you go inside.

If you want more information on where you can and can’t vape at the NBA, head to your team’s website and check out the information in more detail for yourself.

TeamLocationY/NNotes
Atlanta HawksPhilips ArenaNo-
Boston CelticsTD GardenNo-
Brooklyn NetsBarclays CenterNo-
Charlotee HornetsSpectrum CenterNo-
Chicago BullsUnited CenterYesSmoking areas
Cleveland CavaliersQuicken Loans ArenaNo-
Dallas MavericksAmerican Airlines CenterYesSmoking areas
Denver NuggetsPepsi CenterYesSmoking areas
Detroit PistonsLittle Caesars ArenaYesSmoking areas
Golden State WarriorsOracle ArenaNo-
Houston RocketsToyota CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Indiana PacersBankers Life FieldhouseYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Los Angeles ClippersStaples CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Los Angeles LakersStaples CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Memphis GrizzliesFedEx ForumYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Miami HeatAmerican Airlines ArenaYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Milwaukee BucksBMO Harris Bradley CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Minnesota TimberwolvesTarget CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
New Orleans PelicansSmoothie King CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
New York KnicksMadison Square GardenNo-
Oklahoma City ThunderChesapeake Energy CenterNo-
Orlando MagicAmway CenterNo-
Philadelphia 76ersWells Fargo CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Phoenix SunsTalking Stick Resort ArenaYesSmoking areas
Portland TrailblazersModa CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Sacramento KingsGolden 1 ArenaNo-
San Antonio SpursAT&T CenterYesSmoking areas (re-entry required)
Toronto RaptorsAir Canada CenterYesSmoking areas
Utah JazzVivint Smart Home ArenaYesSmoking areas
Washington WizardsCapital One ArenaNo-
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