Dr. Fauci says MLB, NFL and college football could return in fall if 'nobody comes to the stadium'

Fan-free games could be the new normal amid COVID-19

Kirsten Moran
April 15, 2020 - 6:57 am
Dr. Fauci says sports can return without fans
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As the quarantine days grower longer, lots of questions emerge as to just when sports will return.

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In an interview on Tuesday with Snapchat's Peter Hambry, Dr. Fauci, the nation's top infections diseases, expert said sports like MLB, the NFL and NCAA football can return this fall, but the only way of doing that is if "nobody comes to the stadium."

"Put (the players) in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well surveilled and have them tested like every week," Fauci said. 

The doctor added that by making sure the players are healthy and don't infect their families, they'd be able to play the season out. 

Fauci believes even if fans can't return to stadiums for some time, most fans will tune in regardless if they're in person live to witness the game.

"You could probably get enough buy-in from people who are dying to see a baseball game. Particulary me," Fauci said. "I'm living in Washington. We have the World Champioins the Washington Nationals, I want to see them play again." 

Only time will tell just when sports will return.

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