Recent promising vaccine news has many U.S. citizens finally seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and maybe even thinking about making travel plans to a tropical destination, to Europe, or perhaps catch a ballgame. Unfortunately, however, the pandemic is still ongoing. Throngs of people wary of the vaccine and new COVID-19 variants popping up likely mean we are not entirely out of the pandemic’s grasp. And let us not forget the price paid in lives already: three million lives worldwide and half a million in the United States. So, it may seem a little distasteful to talk about COVID-19 and its impact on the sports industry, but sports matter economically and to our individual and collective psyche.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 26, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Perez, Christian, "The Comeback: COVID-19’s Impact and the Return of Sports" (2021). AELJ Blog. 288.