By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:31 BST, 10 April 2020 | Updated: 13:31 BST, 10 April 2020
While President Donald Trump hopes to see live sporting events in the near future, 72 percent of Americans polled said they would not attend games without a COVID-19 vaccine, while 83 percent said they would watch games played in empty arenas with as much or more interest.
The poll was conducted by Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business and included input from 762 respondents.
One major problem is that a COVID-19 vaccine may not be available until 2021, which is when Johnson & Johnson is hoping to have its version approved and ready for consumers.
In a conference call on Saturday, Trump reportedly urged league commissioners to resume play as quickly as possible, and shared that sentiment during a press briefing afterwards.
'I want fans back in the arenas,' Trump said. 'Whenever we are ready. As soon as we can, obviously.'
According to the poll, American sports fans