Colorado Governor envisions fans in attendance for sporting events

Sep 15, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Denver Broncos helmets on the sidelines in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

States are playing by their own rules when it comes to reopening their economies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For example, California Governor Gavin Newsom does not envision fans being in attendance for sporting events throughout the remainder of the 2020 calendar year. The NFL is hoping that they can have fans on hand when its season gets going in September.

With these different policies, there’s absolutely no way to know how the sporting scene will look when actual live events get going again.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) added even more intrigue to that conversation, indicating that he sees a way fans could attend sporting events in his state with social distancing protocols still in place.

It’s not yet known how realistic this plan would be. Though, Polis did say that venues obviously wouldn’t be at full capacity. In reality, that’s not possible until a vaccine for COVID-19 is available in a widespread fashion.

The governor’s comments would not impact the NHL or NBA. Both leagues are looking at resuming their seasons in bubble cities without fans in attendance.

This would impact both MLB’s Colorado Rockies and the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Major League Baseball is planning on an early July start to the season at home ballparks. Meanwhile, the NFL is still planning on its season getting going Sept. 10.