Sports and entertainment are the unlikely heroes in today’s world. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, finding ways to de-stress is now more important than ever.
Here’s how the sports industry can adjust to accommodate the new normal.
Venues and stadiums are the most impacted when it comes to operating their businesses. What once houses a 20,000 seating capacity will have to be adjusted to stop the spread of the virus. Ticketing lines, security and concession lines will also have to observe the proper social distancing.
Furthermore, safety and health protocols such as screening, enhanced cleaning and personal protective equipment must be used. In light of that however, springs a chance at a digital transition where technologies and touchless devices could minimize the risks.
Most major leagues are finding new ways to carry on playing. In the NBA, a bubble has been set so teams can continue competing against each other in a sterile environment.
Owners will need to think outside the box when it comes to viewership and generating interest. Since most fans are stuck indoors they can subscribe to services where they can get replays, live games and broadcasting content.
Sports fans are no longer able to attend stadiums and live events, and most are uncomfortable watching their favorite sports teams compete.
However, there’s a variety of ways they can still watch- online. With most major sports leagues offering a subscription based service, they can now pay a monthly fee and access the content on just about any device, including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
There are free broadcast channels available for everyone. For instance, you can watch sports analysis and broadcasts on 토토사이트 추천 or YouTube, highlights and reports on ESPN, Fox and more.
The upside is that there’s still a way to generate revenue and keep team and player safety a top priority.