Coronavirus: impact on the sports industry worldwide

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Statista dossier on the effect of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on sports

This dossier provides some of the most recent data relating to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on the global sports industry. The pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has now infected people across the globe. This dramatic spread has led to sports events across the globe being canceled and many professional leagues being suspended or postponed. This has had a significant impact on not only the fans of these sports, but also those working in the industry and even the economies of entire nations. This dossier provides insight into the potential economic impact of the coronavirus on various sports and events, as well as public opinion on the virus' impact on sport.

Table of contents

  • 1. Industry overview
    • COVID-19: effect on revenue from sports industry worldwide 2020

    • COVID-19: sports industry revenue loss 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticket revenue loss in sports leagues in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19: effect on number of sporting events worldwide 2020, by month

    • COVID-19: youth sports industry event revenue loss in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19: pledges by professional athletes as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: measures to increase likelihood of attending sporting events 2020

    • COVID-19: milestones to increase likelihood of attending sporting events 2020

  • 2. Basketball
    • COVID-19: potential ticketing revenue loss for basketball 2020

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

    • COVID-19: potential ticketing revenue loss for the NBA 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticketing revenue loss for NBA teams 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for March Madness 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss per college for March Madness 2020

    • COVID-19: potential media rights revenue loss per school for March Madness 2020

    • COVID-19: public awareness about the cancelation of March Madness as of March 2020

  • 3. Football
    • COVID-19: NFL potential revenue loss 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticket revenue loss in NFL in the U.S. in 2020, by team

    • COVID-19: public opinion in the U.S. on responsibility for the NFL season 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion in the U.S. on delaying the NFL season 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion on playing the NFL season 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion in the U.S. on starting the NFL season 2020

  • 4. Baseball
    • COVID-19: MLB potential stadium revenue loss by team 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticket revenue loss in MLB in the U.S. in 2020

    • COVID-19: MLB potential ticket market loss by team 2020

    • COVID-19: public awareness about the MLB being postponed as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: opinion on the ability to finish MLB season in the U.S. 2020

  • 5. The Olympics
    • COVID-19: number of people affected by Olympics 2020 postponement

    • COVID-19: potential cost for the Olympics 2020, by sector

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for the Olympics 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ad and sponsorship revenue loss for the Olympics 2020

    • COVID-19: insured cost of the Olympics 2020

    • COVID-19: reinsurance premium of the Olympics 2020

  • 6. Soccer
    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for US soccer 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticket loss in MLS in the U.S. in 2020, by team

    • UEFA revenue loss for cancelling Euro 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    • Potential revenue loss of European football leagues due to the coronavirus

    • Number of matches in Europrean footbal leagues affected by the coronavirus 2020

    • COVID-19: potential transfer revenue loss for European soccer teams 2020

    • COVID-19: potential transfer value loss for European soccer teams 2020

    • TV rights value of Serie A games at risk due to coronavirus 2019-2020

    • Potential revenue loss of Serie A due to the coronavirus 2019-2020, by source

    • Estimated revenue loss of Juventus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) 2019-2020

  • 7. Motor racing
    • COVID-19: impact on the Formula One Group's stock 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for F1 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for the Chinese Grand Prix 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020

    • COVID-19: eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series average viewers 2020

    • COVID-19: iRacing user growth 2020

  • 8. Other sports
    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for NHL teams per game 2020

    • COVID-19: potential ticket revenue loss in NHL in the U.S. in 2020

    • COVID-19: public awareness about the NHL being suspended as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss from NCAA events 2020

    • COVID-19: likelihood of watching PGA Tour golf as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: potential revenue loss for WWE 2020

  • 9. Physical activity
    • COVID-19: change in exercise habits in the U.S. April 2020

    • COVID-19: Share of people who would return to gym/exercise classes in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion on going to the gym as of April 2020

    • COVID-19: estimate time for return to gym/exercise classes in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19: estimate time for return to gym/exercise classes in the U.S. 2020

    • COVID-19: use of video conferencing for exercise classes in the U.S. 2020, by age

  • 10. Public opinion
    • COVID-19: U.S. public opinion on the impact on the sports industry 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion on reaction of professional sports leagues 2020

    • COVID-19: public support for canceling professional sports as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: public support for canceling March Madness as of March 2020

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

    • COVID-19: preferred sports programming alternative as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion on sporting events worldwide as of March 2020

    • COVID-19: U.S. public opinion on sports teams laying off full-time employees 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion in the U.S. on restarting professional sports 2020

    • COVID-19: public opinion on when live sports will restart as of April 2020

    • COVID-19: timeframe for attending live sport as of April 2020

    • Safety protocol importance before children start playing organized sports in 2020

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