COVID-19: impact of canceling live sports as of March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that spread across the world at the beginning of 2020 was not only a big threat to public health, but also to the entire sports industry. Several professional sports leagues, including the NBA and NHL, as well as most professional soccer leagues in Europe, took the decision to postpone or suspend their seasons in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. This unprecedented move was covered extensively in the media with ramifications for both players and fans alike. In a March 2020 survey, 13 percent of respondents strongly agreed with the sentiment that the suspension of live sports had a significant impact on their daily life.

How much of an impact has the lack of live sports due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had on your daily life?

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20-22, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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