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The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Spurs fandom

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A new study show the Silver & Black were hit the hard by the novel coronavirus in more ways than one.

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From the length of the NBA season to the COVID protocols, from allowing patrons back into the arenas to the validity of the play-in tournament, there is no shortage of topics for sports fans to discuss. We all know that the pandemic has hit the sports world hard. But just how hard is a discussion for debate.

Between the postponed season, the bubble, and limited fans this season, the pandemic has had a profound impact on NBA fan engagement, team loyalty, and fandom. In a new study 1,000 sports fans were surveyed by TickPick to determine specifically which teams have been hit the hardest. Unfortunately, Spurs fans rank among the top teams suffering from fan fatigue.

  • 28% of Spurs fans stopped supporting the team during the pandemic, ranking 2nd-highest in the NBA
  • The Grizzlies, Spurs, and Heat have had the least loyal fanbases during the pandemic
  • The Bulls, Pistons, and Knicks have had the most loyal fans during the pandemic
  • 63% of fans agreed 2020 was the worst year in sports history.
  • 82% of people felt lost without sports in their lives
  • Overall, more than 1 in 5 fans have lost interest in sports amid the pandemic

You can view the full TickPick study here.

It’s time to ramp up, Pounders, and cheer on our Silver & Black for one more week. We know we’ve got the players, we know our time will come, but now is not the time to give up hope.

The Spurs play a back-to-back in New York starting tonight against a stacked Brooklyn Nets and the Knicks who have been on a tear as of late.

Send the good guys some extra mojo before they return home to finish out the regular season.

Go Spurs Go!


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