NFL To Consider Holding Matches In Half-Full Or Empty Stadiums
The NFL is determined to finish the 2020 season and crown its winner—even if it means playing in an empty or half-full stadium. The league is considering to include a shortened schedule with rescheduled games in September or before the year ends. We are hopeful that regardless of the situation, there will be a workaround that makes all parties happy, including casual and high roller Bitcoin NFL bettors, the pros, and all football fans around the globe.
Members of the NFL organization listen attentively to the advice of health experts, but like other major international leagues, they are also committed to kicking off its 2020 season, regardless of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health experts, knowing that the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NFL lean towards hosting alternative matches, recently addressed the sports community last Wednesday. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the key figures battling the pandemic in the United States, outlined a plan that can allow major leagues to resume their matches:
“There’s a way of doing that. Nobody comes to the stadium. Put [players and other personnel] in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well-surveilled. Have them tested like every week, and make sure they don’t wind up infecting each other or their family. And just let them play the season out. If you could get on television, Major League Baseball, to start July 4 [even if] nobody comes to the stadium — you just, you do it.”
Fauci basically urges sports officials to put players and staff in a protective bubble while the season continues. This means hosting events in an empty or half-full stadium. If the NFL wants to hold public matches, frequent testing and self-isolation should be strictly implemented.
Leagues are already given the go signal, but from several reports circulating this week, members of the NFL confirmed that they are waiting for other leagues to make the first decision. In the meantime, owners of the 32 teams continuously holding meetings with members of the organization.
Regardless of the NFL’s final schedule and what NFL odds it can bring to the table, it’s still necessary to consider moving, shortening, and adjusting games based on the status of the pandemic. If games cannot be played in certain cities due to the different policies implemented by different states, they have no choice but to look for alternatives.