Poll: Seventy-two percent of US sports fans would NOT attend live events ...

Seventy-two percent of US sports fans would NOT attend live events without a COVID-19 vaccine, per new poll, but 83 percent would watch televised games played in empty arenas A new poll from Seton Hall's business school revealed that 72 percent of respondents said they would not attend games without a COVID-19 vaccine Such a vaccine might not be available until 2021, but despite this problem, President Donald urged pro leagues to return to play in the near future Eighty-three percent of respondents said they would watch televised games played in empty stadiums with as much or more interest Only 12 percent of those asked said they would go to games in the absence of a coronavirus vaccine if social distancing could somehow be maintained Seventy-six percent said sports leagues closed down at an appropriate time, ceasing operations in mid-March. Six percent said it was done too quickly  Respondents did seem to care about the health and safety of athletes, as 70 percent said the NFL season should be postponed to ensure player safety 

By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:31 BST, 10 April 2020 | Updated: 13:31 BST, 10 April 2020

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While President Donald 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, 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,' said. 'Whenever we are ready. As soon as we can, obviously.'

According to the poll, American sports fans

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