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The Sports Impact of COVID-19


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If the hiatus goes too long, arena availability could become a problem - it's a good bet most arenas are more heavily booked with concerts and other events during the NBA/NHL offseason months. If the NBA is considering resuming the season without spectators, they'd better make that call soon.

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9 minutes ago, Viper said:

If the hiatus goes too long, arena availability could become a problem - it's a good bet most arenas are more heavily booked with concerts and other events during the NBA/NHL offseason months. If the NBA is considering resuming the season without spectators, they'd better make that call soon.


they are collecting arena availability data now. They just needed to buy some time to figure it out, and suspending is easier than playing in empty arenas, especially now that player-testing protocols will be so scrutinized. 

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The NHL can't be far behind. After all they share the same arena's in most cases. I guess the question now is how long is the season suspended; at some point will it resume w playoffs or will there be a giant * on the 2020 season for the NBA,NHL, NCAA, XFL,and MLB seasons. Well that escalated quickly.

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32 minutes ago, Pauly said:

The NHL can't be far behind. After all they share the same arena's in most cases. I guess the question now is how long is the season suspended; at some point will it resume w playoffs or will there be a giant * on the 2020 season for the NBA,NHL, NCAA, XFL,and MLB seasons. Well that escalated quickly.

 

I read online that it could also impact the upcoming NFL and college football seasons as well.  The key word there is "could."

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7 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

I read online that it could also impact the upcoming NFL and college football seasons as well.  The key word there is "could."

 

Some college spring games are already being canceled. As for the NFL, their Draft event in Las Vegas might be the first thing to go - there are reports the league might just move the event back to New York without live spectators.

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On 3/10/2020 at 2:50 PM, the admiral said:

I have a band I've been waiting to see for about 15 years this month and if it gets cancelled I'll just go down there and bang on the doors until I get blacksited.

 

Don't worry, Hanson will be back in the Chicagoland area later this year. 

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The Ivy League has canceled all of its spring sports.

 

The NCAA is looking into moving the Final Four to a smaller venue [paywall] in metro Atlanta, rather than play in an empty Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

 

And Rudy Gobert, it seems, is the gift that keeps on giving, in all the wrong ways. I can't find the link anymore, but it seems he may have been COVID-positive during at least one game prior to tonight.

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In other words, Gobert isn't even necessarily the NBA's Patient Zero; he's just the first who happened to test positive. The real Patient Zero could have been literally anyone in the league who was present for one of these recent games.

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