WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12: Sam Hess, Operations with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, skates alone prior Detroit Red Wings playing against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on March 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Yesterday, the NBA suspended their season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The NHL said per a release, that the uncertainty regarding next steps regarding the coronavirus, Clubs were advised not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings today. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

At this point we all just want sports on and something to watch. So if it is gonna be without fans it’ll be weird I’m sure but it is what it is….

A new poll suggests most fans would rather watch sports with no live crowd than wait any longer to get their fix.

ESPN surveyed 1,004 sports fans, with 65 percent saying they’d support sports returning without spectators.  76 percent supported it as long as players were quarantined and closely monitored in hotels.

One thing is for sure – fans are ready for live sports on TV – 88 percent of those polled said they plan to “watch as much sports as they can” when the games finally return.



Do you think sports will feel different on TV with no live crowd?  Is there anything networks could do to replicate the excitement of a live crowd?