In Era of COVID-19, Virtual Reality Could Change How World Plays, Consumes Sports
In an article on how virtual reality could serve as a way to provide fans with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events, The Fairfield Sun Times quoted Irwin Kishner, co-chair of Herrick's Sports Law Group, on how it may be the optimal time to capitalize on virtual reality.
“How will (virtual reality) evolve in the future?” Kishner asked. “I think people will have the capability to go into their own room and watch these contests as if they are there. It promotes a safer environment and they may be able to still feel like they are there.”
Even when sporting events resume, Kishner noted, there is a chance that games will be played without spectators, or with fewer fans in the stadiums. As a result, technology could help replicate the in-game atmosphere for fans.