Sporting 101 | COVID Edition:
It’s May 7th, 1989 the Chicago Bulls are down one point from Cleveland with three seconds left on the clock to win the game. Brad Sellers from Chicago has the inbound pass to Michael Jordan; the shot clock is ticking, 2 seconds left, Michael Jordan shoots: scoring at the buzzer beater to win the game and the crowd goes silent…
It is crazy to fathom that we would be in a world 31 years later from that iconic moment in sporting history, to a world where sports (and life as we knew it) came to a screeching halt. So many questions lingered as to when athletes would play again. What does this mean for fans? Will we ever get back to the sports that we love?
Most major sporting events have started to return to the big screens, with the exception of their fan base. The current CDC rules and regulations, have limited fans from quite a few sports, and have made it easier just to stay home and watch. Can sporting events give that same feeling without fans in attendance? It is certainly questionable, but Team executives took matters into their own hands and allowed die-hard fans to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill those vacant seats as an alternative.
These cardboard cutouts are not cheap. If you are looking to have one at the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium, the cheapest cutout is $149 and is the same price if you want a cut out of your dog, cat or yourself. The Dodgers are even charging $229 for home run seats, field seats and the dugout section. These wacky fake fans, although pricey, have provided a source of comedy relief to viewers and the players.
What Sporting Events Can I Attend Today?
With the rollout of vaccines and the warmer weather, some restrictions are starting to be lifted and folks are eager to get back out into the world. Do you or a loved one have a once in a lifetime sporting event on your bucket list? We work a fantastic company called RoadTrips, who provide completely customized sports travel packages to the world’s most sought-after sporting events such as:
These exclusive events have limited space, so planning early is essential. Contact us today to start planning your sports travel experience of a lifetime!
Spectators should keep in mind local restrictions and travel guidelines when selecting event locations.
Below are a few helpful tips to know before you go
Sporting venues and the atmosphere has certainly changed, but we have come a long way since March 2020. We hope that in the coming months we will all be able to experience the excitement of travel and a once in a life time sporting event. After all, the fans are a huge part of a team’s success. Until then, we continue to cheer on our favorite teams and players from a safe distance!