Penn State Fans Cry Foul Over Football Donation “Money Grab”
Season ticket holders for Penn State University’s football program got a double-whammy last week. Not only did the school announce it would not be allowing fans in the stands for 2020 due to the coronavirus, but it is keeping donation money that is required as a part of the... Read more
2020 Kentucky Derby: Ticket Info, Infield Selling Suspension, and Refund Process
As August finally kicks in, there is one more month to go before the Kentucky Derby starts. This event was supposed to take place last May through its annual renewal but got suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Today, it will stand as the second jewel of the Triple... Read more
Augusta Mayor Says “Likely” Masters Will Happen Without Fans
Augusta, Ga. mayor Hardie Davis expressed doubt at a press conference that the venerable tournament would be able to allow fans, though no official decision has been made as of Friday afternoon. “Tomorrow, the PGA Championship begins at Harding Park without fans, and that’s likely what will probably happen... Read more
No COVID Clusters Tied to NASCAR Race That Had 20,000 Fans
Some good news related to the potential for holding events with fans in attendance: public health officials say that they have not found any evidence that a NASCAR race in July with more than 20,000 in attendance led to any clusters of new COVID-19 cases. The July 15 NASCAR... Read more
UConn Becomes First FBS School to Cancel Football Season
Newly independent for the fall of 2020, the University of Connecticut called off its football season Wednesday, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic. UConn, which departed the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East – which does not sponsor... Read more
Indianapolis 500 Switches Gears to No Fan Attendance Format
The Indianapolis 500 announced Tuesday that it would not be able to have fans in attendance, taking place on August 23 with just television cameras and race officials at the speedway. Organizers held out for fans as long as they could – going to 50 percent capacity in late... Read more
Ohio Bans Fans from Football, Other Sports Indefinitely
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more
Raiders Plan to Open Allegiant Stadium Without Fans in 2020
Allegiant Stadium will get an extended dress rehearsal before it sees its first fans, as the Las Vegas Raiders have decided that they will play home games this fall in front of an empty building, according to an email sent to season ticket holders Monday. The brand new venue,... Read more
Kentucky Derby Pauses Infield Ticket Sales as COVID Cases Spike
With Kentucky seeing a spike in new coronavirus cases, officials have stopped selling general admission tickets to the Kentucky Derby, at least temporarily. The Run for the Roses, typically the opening race of horse racing’s Triple Crown, is scheduled for September 5 at Churchill Downs. “We’re still well under... Read more
SEC Announces Conference-Only Plans for 2020
The Southeastern Conference has moved its football teams to a league-only schedule for the fall of 2020, announced Thursday afternoon. With the move, each SEC football team will play ten games and the two two squads will move on to the SEC Football Championship Game in December. With the... Read more