Adjustments and Challenges: Concerts and Sporting Events

While there are some venues that have remained open with social distancing, a lot of concerts and sporting events are cancelled or not open to the public, due to the ongoing pandemic (photo courtesy AP News).

While there are some venues that have remained open with social distancing, a lot of concerts and sporting events are cancelled or not open to the public, due to the ongoing pandemic (photo courtesy AP News).

Madison Sutton, Staff Writer

This year has been an adjustment, but one change that stands out is the lack of an audience at professional sports games and the cancellation – or postponement – of concerts. Due to the number of coronavirus cases in the country, most concerts have been moved to 2021, and professional games are played without an audience. Although these decisions have been made to protect us from the virus, it is difficult to move plans a year back. Concert goers and season ticket holders for their favorite sports have been stuck at home. 

Not only does this affect audiences, but it impacts every performer and athlete. When getting a touchdown or scoring a goal, professional athletes are unable to experience excitement and motivation from nearby fans. Additionally, performers are losing money by not being able to tour with their new music. 

Whether it’s not being able to attend an event or not being able to perform/play at an event, every person has experienced new challenges this year. Many people are working to come up with solutions for all of this which may include masks, extra hand sanitizer, spaced out seats, limited attendance, etc. However, the thing we need most is a cure for the virus. As 2020 wraps up, the new year will bring new promises, opportunities, and solutions for the issues that are affecting us most. 

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