Date of Graduation


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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration




Farmer, Amy


This paper will outline and explore the responses of leagues in the United States and Canada, the United Kingdom, and Spain, with an emphasis on how these decisions affected the overall financial health of sports leagues within them.

While the brunt of the Coronavirus can be felt in nearly all facets of life, the goal of this paper is to research policies specifically tied to sports. There is much more to the COVID response than simple economics, but the scope of this paper is to dig into sports and the financial health of leagues moving forward. The intention is not to downplay the severity of health risks, so while the points will be based mostly around the finances of leagues, health and wellness of both players and spectators will also be taken into account. This paper will not, however, explore in-depth how major national responses impacted the countries as a whole.


Sports entertainment industry, COVID-19 pandemic, financial health