Thinking outside the 'box': A discussion of sports fans, teams, and the environment in the context of COVID-19

Brandon Mastromartino*, Walker J. Ross, Henry Wear, Michael L. Naraine

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    In this paper, we examine the implications of sport stadiums closures
    during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The paper looks at the impact
    of sport stadium closures from three perspectives: The individual fan,
    the sport organization, and societal implications, with specific consideration to the environment. Previous literature was reviewed in order
    to highlight the areas in which the sport industry will need to focus their
    attention to in the coming months and provide theoretical background
    for academics looking to identify unique research opportunities. With
    an understanding of the implications of sport stadium closures to the
    sport world and beyond, academics and practitioners can work to solve
    the problems that lie ahead during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1707-1723
    JournalSport in Society
    Volume23
    Issue number11
    Early online date11 Aug 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Aug 2020

    Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

    • Covid-19
    • fan community
    • sports fans
    • sport ecology
    • sport management

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