The real impact of the current situation is going to be seen in future months and years, as we slowly begin to return to normality. The pandemic has meant that endless businesses have been badly impacted, just looking to survive and then hopefully re-build in the future. Sport has been one of the industries that has really been hit at all levels, but is now looking to rebound as many different sports continue to return.
The UFC has been one of them, which was at the forefront from the start to return. They did so behind closed doors, with many other shows following on. Each have proven to be a great success, as other sports now look to follow them. UFC returned for their 239 show on May 9th, in Jacksonville, Florida. That was a very well supported event, with many punters also using the best casino bonuses UK in order to support their fighters on the main card. It also meant they even returned ahead of the Bundesliga in Germany, who became the first football league in Europe to restart, with no Bundesliga action having taken place since being stopped on March 11th.
These successful returns have now led to the likes of the Premier league and the La Liga also now being given the green light and returning this month. Each have of course been behind closed doors and without fans, with is something that is likely to go on for some time, as we slowly but surely return to normality.
Both sports and sponsorships have been making changes, in order to best deal with the current situation. They will also be looking for a bumper return and the latter stages of the year and 2021 are most likely to be bumper periods for the industry. 2021 will of course see both the European championships and Olympic games taking place over the summer. Both were previously set to be taking place in the coming weeks but both had to be moved until next year, due to the current pandemic.
The European championships is set to be a special event, across a number of different cities around Europe. This could therefore prove troublesome, so changes are most likely to be made on the run-up to the event next year and we can only hope that fans will be allowed in attendance.
The Olympic games is also rumoured to be under threat even for next year. Some experts are claiming that the coronavirus will still be around then and it could easily be passed around, with lots of people travelling over to Japan from around the world. Japan’s PM has stated that the 2021 games is now at risk, so it also sets up for a fascinating period ahead and whether improvements continue to be made.