Fanless Derby

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    • Less than two weeks ago, a plan for fans was announced.

Less than two weeks after announcing intentions to have fans at the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby during Labor Day weekend, race organizers decided against allowing spectators. 

A 14% capacity crowd — approximately 23,000 fans — were expected on Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs. Organizers cited the health and safety of the venue’s employees, fans and participants as the reason they changed their mind. 

Attendance Updates: 

— With the NFL weeks away from kick off, more than a third of teams have announced they will start the season without fans; five teams plan on some crowds

— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the 2020-21 season start might be pushed beyond the planned Dec. 1 date to potentially accommodate fans.