The concert scheduled to open the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field was postponed, along with most other sports and music events. (Don Muret / Staff) Execs speak on how COVID-19 rolled across the business landscape Sports and entertainment venues will mark March 12, 2020, as an inflection point. On that Thursday, with fear escalating over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, multiple sports leagues canceled or postponed their seasons. The day before, many NCAA conferences had put a halt to their men’s basketball tournaments, some in awkward fashion. The Big East Conference, for example, waited until halftime of the St. John’s-Creighton game to cancel the event at Madison Square Garden. (The NCAA later canceled all of March Madness, as well as most spring sports seasons.) Then the NBA suspended its season. Over the course of Thursday, the number of postponements and cancellations came crashing down in dizzying fashion.  For live… Continue Reading Venues Industry Fights an Unseen Enemy
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