Only UFC wrestlers can take such a bold step thanks to the massive vaccination currently taking place in the United States. Americans are vaccinated daily More than two million volumes Corona antiviral drugs. According to President Joe Biden, there should be adequate vaccinations for all American adults in the United States Already at the end of May, I.e. two months earlier than originally expected.
As the vaccine progresses, the number of new infections and deaths per day is also at the end of last fall, and continues to decline as more and more Americans are fully vaccinated.
Nevertheless, more than 500,000 Americans have died from epidemics of Govt-19.
In the case of the vaccine, star basketball player LeBron James was fired, and he – like other basketball players – was criticized for not loudly supporting the vaccine. “This is something we are going to deal with with the family. I consider this a personal matter. Although Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner, Editor’s Note) says that the players want to be vaccinated, it is up to you and your decision. Family.,” He responded during the star match When James asked if he could be vaccinated.
Commentator Stephen A. Smith was one of James’ critics. “If you look at the course of the epidemic, you can clearly see that the corona virus has overwhelmed black Americans. Look at the hospitals that had high blood pressure, diabetes and other things of this nature in the past. It is clear that it has been disproportionately affected by the African American community. Something needs to be done about it, this is me again. Bringing to James, LeBron, my brother, is incredibly influential and has taken the right position on many important issues, but some are as devastating and demanding as an epidemic. If you can talk about how to address this crisis out loud, you should do it. ” Mentioned in ESPN.
The Super Bowl showed the way
However, thanks to the vaccines, sports fans began to return to the grounds, despite the approval of the president and some states. The first swallow in this connection was playing the February Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida.
The match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas mayor allowed 25,000 spectators with a total capacity of 65,890. Of the 25,000 lucky ones, 7,500 tickets were awarded to fully vaccinated doctors from the United States, to whom the NFL reimbursed all costs incurred with the arrival of the tournament.
“These dedicated doctors continue to threaten their lives to help the rest, and we owe our boundless gratitude,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “In this small way, we hope that our effort will inspire our country and point to these genuine American athletes. It is an opportunity to promote vaccinations and appropriate medical practices, including wearing the veil in general,” Goodell added.
While some teams allowed fans into the stands throughout the NFL season, other leagues in other parts of the United States showed that even the biggest sporting events could be held with fans again, while other leagues began to dare.
For basketball and hockey in Texas
The best basketball league in the world, the NBA. From March 10, the Texas government announced that Greg Abbott would remove all restrictions on businesses and citizens, including the veil, with effect from March 10. “All businesses of any kind can be one hundred percent open. At the same time, I eliminate the need to wear veils,” Abbott announced with applause at the press conference.
Three NBA teams, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, have separate star states. Despite the 100% chance of opening the gates of their stadiums, none of the teams did so, probably due to the league’s preference, which was very careful from the start. For example, the NBA was one of the first companies in the United States to introduce mandatory corona virus testing.
So far, Dallas has 20% capacity (3,900 fans) for the rest of the season, Houston 25% capacity (4,500 fans), the highest percentage of the entire NBA and San Antonio 17% stadium capacity (3,200 fans).
“We’ve always had the best fans in the NBA and playing in empty arenas has reminded us of how lucky we are to enjoy their amazing support. We can’t wait to see you, hear you, and interact with you,” Bufford, San Antonio Spurs RC Marketing Director, said at the beginning of March.
Fans must follow strict measures such as social distance, wearing a headscarf, undergoing a medical examination on a mobile app and checking the temperature when entering the stadium while participating in the competition.
But not everyone is as lucky as basketball Fans in Texas. For example, teams from California – the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Sacramento – play in front of empty galleries. Portland or Chicago Bulls with Tomas Sadoranski.
The situation is similar in the NHL. Even here, the gates are wide open for fans in Texas – the stars there have up to 5,000 spectators per match. Dallas was one of the few teams to start the season with fans Already in mid-January. According to the President of Dallas, the reason for that This is approximately the same as the number of people in the party, The fight between Dallas and Tampa in last season’s Stanley Cup final can be seen in September. Compared to that You will never go back to hockey In California (Anaheim, San Jose, Los Angeles), Chicago or Colorado.
Full-capacity baseball and UFC
Baseball fans are also looking forward to the new season. MLP starts on April 1 and most teams throughout the league The stand plans to start the new year with fans. At the same time, baseball players do not follow the above trend. The current Los Angeles Dodgers champions have not yet decided whether they can get fans at Dodger Stadium, but they have already allowed 18% capacity to open at their training camp in Phoenix, Arizona. According to the latest information, San Diego Patres plans to open its stadium to a quarter of its capacity.
Baseball is the only major sport that Californians can enjoy in the coming months. Baseball, of course, has the advantage of playing outdoors more than hockey and basketball.
UFC, which runs the MMA competition, has announced a very ambitious plan. President Dana White announced on Twitter to enthusiastic mixed martial arts fans that the UFC 261 full-scale Vystar Veterans Memorial will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.
“We have three headline shows on the show, which is a packed event that will take place in front of a packed auditorium with 15,000 UFC fans. Tickets will go on sale soon. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re back! I say like – Thanks Jacksonville, I love you soon” The UFC leader announced to interested fans in a video that White had originally wanted to hold an event in Texas, but the untitled city in South America turned down his offer.