What If Coronavirus Concerns Force Sports Leagues to Close Doors to Fans?
USA Today interviewed Irwin Kishner, co-chair of Herrick's Sports Law Group, on the potential ramifications of holding sporting events without spectators in the wake of coronavirus concerns. The article discussed the various potential financial and broadcasting consequences of playing games without fans. Noting that holding games behind closed doors could actually increase interest in a broadcasted event, Kishner stated "[y]ou’ll attract potentially a greater audience, because there won’t be those fans that are typically in the seats. And it certainly would attract people watching it, because it’d be something of a novelty."