NBA Looking into Allowing Fans Back for 2020-21 Regular Season
The sporting industry as a whole lost plenty of dollars due to empty venues.
The NBA is looking at the harsh reality of more financial losses next season amidst the ongoing global pandemic. That being said, they are hoping to find ways to allow fans back to help boost revenue.
According to RealGM, the NBA is hopeful that teams will be able to open up their luxury suites at 25-to-50 percent capacity at the start of the 2020-21 regular season. Of course, local regulations will be taken into account and masks as well as social distancing will be heavily enforced.
The league is also hopeful that fans will be granted permission to fill out arenas at a limited capacity.
Most recently, the baseball playoffs were hosted at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and the MLB allowed over a dozen thousands fans to attend each game. The NBA generates nearly 40 percent of its annual revenue from game-day related business, meaning finding a way to bring fans back will be crucial for the league.
Seems like a sense of normalcy is slowly returning.