COVID-19: potential revenue loss for the National Basketball Association 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020 hit the sports industry hard. Many professional leagues across the globe suspended their seasons, including the National Basketball Association in the United States. At the time the season was suspended in March 2020, there were still 259 games left in the 2019/20 NBA regular season. Combined league gate revenues lost as a result of these cancellations was estimated at between 350 and 450 million U.S. dollars.

Potential loss of revenue in the NBA due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as of March 2020

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Sources

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of March 2020

Supplementary notes

* The source estimates the loss at between 350 and 450 million U.S. dollars.

** Includes merchandise sales, food and parking fees. The source estimates the loss at between 150 and 200 million U.S. dollars.

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