Fans Want Sports to Come Back Without Crowds Rather Than Wait, Study Says

May 5, 2020

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In a new survey from ESPN, 65 percent of sports fans said they favor sports coming back without crowds rather than waiting. The study of 1,004 sports fans over the age of 18 found that 76 percent supported the return of games without fans if players were kept in hotels and their contact with others was closely monitored. The NBA, MBL and NHL are all currently considering such scenarios, while the NFL is not. When sports do return, 88 percent of fans said they planned to watch as much sports as they possibly can.