NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey is optimistic about the odds of having sports stadiums to full capacity this coming fall following a year of reduced crowd sizes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exactly one year ago on Friday, the SEC put a full stop on all athletic activities — including its SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament — as concerns for the coronavirus were raised. The pause in athletic events and practices remained throughout the entirety of spring. Stadiums were re-opened for events last fall with reduced capacities in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday during his media availability for this year’s SEC Tournament, Sankey noted that the current plan is to host a full season this fall with stadiums back to normal capacity.
“Had you asked me that question maybe not on this day a year ago but like yesterday a year ago, I would have said, we’ll have full stadiums, we’ll play a 12-game schedule, we’ll start on Labor Day…
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