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NBAs Bubble To Avoid Coronavirus Has Worked, But At Nearly A $200 Million Cost

NBA Bubble Cost

There was definitely some doubt going into the NBA season. How is this going to work? What if an outbreak happens? Is it safe to play with a COVID-19 outbreak in Florida? Well, so far, the NBA’s Orlando bubble has worked. Why? What they spent to make sure it happened.

The league is housing 22 teams plus support staff at three resorts, has arranged for seven practice courts and is playing games at three arenas during the quarantine. It is also providing meals, daily coronavirus testing and other medical support, security, transportation and entertainment for more than 1,500 people during the height of the event.

While there is no in game ticket revenue, there is still money all around the league. By playing 88 regular-season games and four rounds of playoffs, the league will be sheltering itself from more extended losses. The players will retain more than $600 million in salary that could have been lost if the season were canceled, and NBA teams protected hundreds of millions from potential loss of television revenue.

Now there have been pros and cons from food being bad to other cool things like the courts and barbershops!

Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "That Being Said Podcast w/ George & Sami Jarjour."

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