Ice hockey fans in Florida, Arizona and Texas are among those who will be able to watch their teams live when the delayed 2020-21 NHL season gets under way in January.

Tampa Bay Lightning, Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars have already said that a limited number of spectators can attend matches when fixtures begin from January 13.

Plans for the 56-game regular season were published over the weekend, with officials suggesting most initial matches would be behind closed doors.

However, teams in states where mass gatherings are allowed have already started to make plans to welcome back fans for the first time since March 2020.

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