The Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2020. Photo by Aaron Housenga
The Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2020. Photo by Aaron Housenga

For many, the most noticeable change in pandemic sports was the dome of silence surrounding every game. First, the players were sidelined from sports, and then longtime season ticket holders were sidelined from their familiar seat in the crowd.

In March 2020, the entire sports world was halted. COVID-19 disrupted live events everywhere. No one was spared. Now, the big question looms: When does it all go back to normal?

One year later, sports fans are looking for hope. With the emergence of widely distributed vaccines, conversations have begun about whether fans can pack the stands again in the fall.

Opinions vary. Some are optimistic while others want to see more progress. In this podcast, Austin Kingsley looks into the short-term future of sports and the possibility of returning to normalcy.