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Sports during COVID-19 and the Closing of Yankee Stadium to Fans

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the steps being taken by varsity sports teams in order to protect their players from the pandemic, and he also talks about the MLB’s decision to exclude fans from attending baseball games.

Coach Jim Engles is the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Columbia University in New York City. As universities contemplate a return to classes this Autumn in our new COVID-19 reality, and sports programs around the country contemplate a return to play, Coach Jim Engles talks to us about how Columbia University is planning on answering some of these questions, and what he thinks the upcoming basketball season will hold for his team in the coming months.

Cary Goodman, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the 161st Street Business Improvement District in the South Bronx, representing businesses in and around the area immediately surrounding Yankee Stadium. Since Major League Baseball resumed play of an irregular season of just 60 Games without any fans in attendance, Cary Goodman to us about what the impact of Major League Baseball’s decision to bar spectators at games has had on local businesses and vendors who work in the area surrounding Yankee Stadium who rely on baseball fans to support their businesses.

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