Can Professional Sports Continue Without Fans?
June 6, 2020
As the U.S continues to reopen, the question on whether fans will be able to attend sporting events is discussed. While many cannot even imagine sports without fans, the likelihood of the event increases as the NBA announced that it is aiming to resume play in Orlando July 31, according to commissioner Adam Silver. Some experts speculate that the first half of the NFL season will have no fans as well. Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson stated in an interview that he thinks players should be mic’d up during games. Several professional sports organizations have also proposed pumping in fake crowd noise to mimic a real game atmosphere. However they continue professional sports it will be interesting to see sports without fans.
In his first year in the Parkland Trumpet, Jake was the PSPA State Journalism Winner in Newspaper Sports Writing. Jake is now in his second year of...