By Mike Cugno

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat will finally have fans back in the stands thanks to come COVID-sniffing dogs.

Miami hosts the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, which will mark the first game that Heat ticket holders are welcomed back into the AmericanAirlines Arena.

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But fans looking forward to seeing Heat players such as Bam Adebayo or Jimmy Butler in action, they must first go through 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd Tina.

Tina, along with other COVID-sniffing dogs, is going to be used to detect coronavirus from any fans attending the Heat home games.

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Other protocols include: answering a mandatory health screening questionnaire, wearing masks at all times and only soda and water will be sold.

All transactions will be cashless.

If a fan feels ill during a game, isolation rooms will be available.

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About 2,000 fans are expected in attendance.