COVID-19: NFL potential revenue loss 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. As yet, no decision has been made about the fate of the new NFL season which is due to start in September 2020. Estimates suggest that NFL clubs would stand to lose 100 million U.S. dollars each in local revenue if the season is played without fans in the stadium.

Estimated revenue loss to the NFL if games are played without fans as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States as of May 2020

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Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 2020

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