A tennis writer has watched Roland Garros evolve and grow for 30 years, for better or worse.
The entertainment of the playoffs has been coupled with a pressing message from players that fans have disrespected them for too long.
Inappropriate behavior by fans toward Washington’s Russell Westbrook and Atlanta’s Trae Young has highlighted a pitfall in the return to packed arenas for the playoffs.
Since February, the Brooklynettes have performed live at Barclays Center to crowds that are smaller than usual — but huge for dance.
Experts say $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches are not just about hospitality. Instead, they are a low-cost way to cultivate one of the biggest brands in American sports.
If anything, the coronavirus pandemic only deferred, highlighted or exacerbated the issues confronting college sports.
Playing without capacity restrictions for their home opener, Texas hosted the largest American sports crowd of the pandemic.
In an interview on ESPN, President Biden discussed the restrictions passed by the state’s Republicans last week and encouraged baseball fans to abide by social-distancing protocols.
The coronavirus pandemic means that some of the spirit of March Madness is notably missing from the self-contained tournament in Indiana.
Several people corroborated parts of the account of Tom Garvey, a Vietnam veteran and former stadium employee who described his “secret apartment” in a recent book.
Both teams will be permitted to operate their stadiums at 20 percent of capacity, expanding New York’s reintroduction of spectators at sports events.
The Nets and the Knicks were the first teams to take advantage of New York’s relaxed rules on attendance at sporting events. It was … different, but also a welcome bit of normalcy.
Some epidemiologists say it’s a bad idea, because the games will attract people from all over the country to Indianapolis and San Antonio, the cities that will host every game of the men’s and women’s tournaments.
In the coming weeks, New Yorkers will also be able to return to sports arenas and attend larger weddings across the state.
At least one police officer appeared to get knocked to the ground as a large group of fans shoved each other in the city, a video showed.
Putting on a Super Bowl halftime show is always a mammoth undertaking. The pandemic introduces many more logistical puzzles.
No, not Tom Brady. He made it. But the pandemic is forcing teams to keep large numbers of fans away.
The Rose Bowl moved to Texas from California to accommodate fans. But in Pasadena, city officials worried the maneuver could threaten its long-held ties to the game.
The Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence is considered a seminal example of 20th-century architecture. But the new American owner of the soccer team there says it no longer does its job.
The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, is pursuing “a continued aggressive approach to having fans” at home games, even as coronavirus cases rise in the area around the stadium.
The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.
The university’s president promised strict punishments for students who break virus protocols. But his credibility on campus is wearing thin.
The Islanders’ new home at Belmont Park and the venue for the expansion Seattle Kraken have added safety measures for their plans to host fans when they open in 2021.
Hoping to reinvent itself, Hamilton turned to art and even punctuation. Now a huge sports complex may bring it new purpose.
Ballpark and Tex-Mex nachos are both ubiquitous in the United States. But the original version is deeply rooted in the borderlands and Mexican home cooking.
With Major League Baseball holding the postseason at neutral sites, the games will lack their usual raucous atmosphere. But recent history suggests playing at home doesn’t make much of a difference, anyway.
Bayern Munich and Sevilla will be battling for the European trophy in Budapest despite growing concerns over fan safety in a stadium that is prepared to host 20,000 people.
Many parents are used to following their pro-athlete offspring from game to game. With the pandemic keeping them out of stadiums, some are getting creative.
N.F.L. teams have spent years trying to create over-the-top entertainment for fans inside stadiums. This year, they’ll just be trying to cover up echoes from empty seats.
The country has welcomed spectators back to stadiums, but the highly orchestrated singing, chanting and drumming for which they are known is now strictly forbidden.
About two dozen states plan to host college football games this season. With thousands of fans expected for many of them, organizers are trying to balance public health with tradition.
The announcement came just over a month after Washington’s football team announced, under pressure from corporate sponsors, that it would drop its logo and the Redskins name.
While live sports are back, spectators are not in most cases. We asked readers what they were missing as fans in the stands.
Fans have long been prized by leagues for their big spending on tickets and overpriced beer. Now, amid the pandemic, spectators deserve appreciation for making sports entertaining.
In striving to manufacture a home-court advantage where none exists, the N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. are relying on a database of music, audio cues and graphics to help teams feel at home.
No standing up, and definitely no cursing: The basketball superfan known as Bongo Lady takes us behind the screen as she is beamed into an N.B.A. game from her couch in Mississippi.
Players, coaches and analysts of all stripes are watching this season’s games to see what effect — if any — the absence of fans has on the games themselves.
The world’s elite athletes would have been in Tokyo right now if not for the coronavirus pandemic. When they went half a century ago, they discovered a capital transformed by design.
The positive coronavirus tests for the Miami Marlins disrupted the first road trip of the season for the Yankees, who were scheduled to play in Philadelphia on Monday night.
Could changes to telecasts made during the coronavirus pandemic become permanent?
Merchants and vendors around the ballpark are struggling to survive in a summer devoid of the usual crowds.
Canada’s immigration minister said repeated cross-border travel among players and staff members posed a health risk. The team is likely to play the regular season in the U.S.
Dombrowski brought World Series titles to the Marlins and the Red Sox, and now he’s leading an effort to bring a major league club to a new market.
“I know you can’t really see the smiles on us, because we’ve got our masks on,” the Red Sox’ manager said as teams were allowed to formally work out again. “But it was a long time at home.”
This was supposed to be the Pawtucket Red Sox’s final season in Rhode Island before moving to Massachusetts. Without any games for fans to attend, the team got creative.
Seven teams are building privately financed stadiums, a departure from the billions of public dollars spent on new arenas in other sports leagues.
No hawkers, no piles of shells, empty stands — and in the pandemic, no easy way to sell these snacks bred so carefully for the stadium.
Most sporting events coming back in the pandemic have not permitted fans, leading broadcasters to use fake crowd noise, for better or worse.
Professional sports are returning — to empty stadiums where you can hear birds sing. The game is the same. Watching it isn’t.
Before the N.F.L. can begin the season as planned in September, it must first figure out how to safely open team facilities for training camps in mid-July.