COVID-19: potential ticketing revenue loss for basketball 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 ticketing revenues lost as a result of these cancellations was estimated at over 690 million U.S. dollars.

Potential loss of ticketing revenue for the NBA and March Madness due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as of March 2020

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March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of March 2020

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