Return of football renews fears over more virus spread
September 11, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Are you ready for some football?
The kickoff of the NFL season Thursday with 17,000 fans in the stadium illustrates the nation's determination to resume its most popular sport in the middle of a pandemic that has already killed nearly 200,000 Americans.
The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.
While Major League Baseball and the NBA have played without fans, the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs were allowed...