Fox Sports to pump in crowd noise at NFL games

From Sports Illustrated:

During an interview with Andy Cohen Live, Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck said the network is planning on pumping in crowd noise and projecting virtual fans in empty stadiums during their broadcasts, per John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.

“It’s pretty much a done deal,” Buck said. “I think whoever is going to be at that control is going to have to be really good at their job and be realistic with how a crowd would react depending on what just happened on the field. So it’s really important.

“And then on top of that … They’re looking at ways to put virtual fans in the stands, so when you see a wide shot it looks like the stadium is jam-packed and in fact it’ll be empty.”

On Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was plausible for the NFL to play games with no fans in attendance for the 2020 season.

Story source: Sports Illustrated.

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