As the United States, and the world, works effortlessly to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, sports organizations are doing their part to help things return to “normal.”
Dodger Stadium, the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium and the Wolverines’ Michigan Stadium are just a few of many venues that have become vaccination sites for the public.
The Milwaukee Bucks offered eligible fans attending Sunday’s game at Fiserv Forum a chance to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
It’s a good opportunity for fans to go enjoy some hoops and also get themselves protected from the virus, and as more people get vaccinated, teams will gradually increase attendance at their individual venues.
MLS club LAFC did something both progressive and special by hosting a full-vaccinated supporters section at its homestand last weekend. Masks were still required, except when eating or drinking, but the team's Independent Supporters Union, the 3252, were able to sit side-by-side and sing, cheer, lock arms and high five without having to second guess their actions.
In San Francisco at Oracle Park, the Giants have the words “VAX UP!” written along first baseline as they encourage folks to do their part in keeping everyone safe.
Teams, owners and players would love nothing more than to have their stands filled and be at max capacity again. To have NFL Sundays feel like NFL Sundays. To have a regular NBA postseason and not play in a bubble. To have a full ballpark for the World Series. To have March Madness feel like March Madness.