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Maroon Baboon

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I have a theory about empty stadiums.


Even before Covid: When people turn on a game and see tons of empty seats they subliminally say to themselves, "Oh. maybe this is a game I shouldn't be watching either."

Now if this is a reason ratings for all sports are down then IIWII. But if there is more to it than that--like some of the reasons we mentioned, then maybe sports has hit its peak.

I apply this to stadium expansions as well. Build it (bigger) and they will come, might be a bad look if they don't come in the future. I'd rather have a packed house every night and people competing for seats than to build a stadium too large and the seats aren't coveted. Cameron Indoor is of course an extreme example of this.

(In response to this post by Vienna_Hokie)

Posted: 03/10/2021 at 12:52PM



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