What Does the Return of Sporting Crowds Mean for Floridians?
By Space Coast Daily // March 23, 2021
Going to a sporting event is something that is so popular. At many times over the past year though that just hasn’t been possible. The pandemic has led to matches being played behind closed doors.
Thankfully, there is good news for those in Florida with UFC welcoming fans back to their scheduled UFC 261 event.
“We are back,” declared UFC President Dana White when announcing the event. There will be a 15,000 full capacity attendance for the April 24 show at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
It’ll be the first time in over a year that this will be possible. They held UFC 249 in Florida last May but with no fans in attendance. That still got President Trump in a good mood though as he wanted the major sports to be playing.
A packed card will feature Kamaru Usman defending his UFC Welterweight Title against Florida’s Jorge Masvidal. The pair fought at UFC 251 with Usman winning on points.
Another title match sees Valentina Schevchenko put her UFC Flyweight title on the line against Jessica Andrade. Unbeaten Zhang Weili defends her UFC Strawweight title against the former champ Rose Namajunas.
It’s been a strange year with major sporting events being played without a crowd. Who imagined players shouted so much! All has been heard in these strange circumstances. Sport just isn’t sport without the fans either cheering or booing throughout the match.
Florida fans will hope that in the future they will legally be able to bet on sport. The necessary legislation for that to happen is yet to be passed in the state. Politicians have been making positive noises about changing the laws but are yet to do so.
That’s not the case in many other states and countries around the world. If you’re in Finland, then you can start preparing your bets for this and other sporting events. Get some advice before registering with a site.
A visit to https://www.betting24.fi/ is a great idea as it’s packed with information and they have over 20 years of writing about sports betting.
The past year has been spent with fans sitting at home watching the latest sports events. It’s not quite the same as being there so Floridians have a real treat in store for them with this UFC event. Even those not that big UFC fans may well attend just to get that thrill of being at a sporting event again. As long as all safety precautions are carried out, it should be a great event.
It’s not all about the fans of course, sports teams have been hit hard by the pandemic. They’ve gone from playing in front of capacity attendances to no one. Financially that hasn’t been at all good for them.
WWE had a massive WrestleMania event planned but ended up holding it at their performance center in Florida, rather than in a massive stadium. It just wasn’t the same, so here’s to more sporting events in front of real crowds, as long as it’s safe.