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Sport This year’s Indianapolis 500 will be the first without spectators due to coronavirus

02:20  05 august  2020
02:20  05 august  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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The 104th running of “The Great American Race” will be the first without spectators , who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year , even Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Great American

For the first time in history, the Indianapolis 500 will be held behind closed doors, as the COVID-19 pandemic trends deteriorate in Marion County “We said from the beginning of the pandemic we would put the health and safety of our community first, and while hosting spectators at a limited capacity

Despite the best efforts of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s owner, the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be the first ever without spectators, Roger Penske announced.

In this file photo, Matheus Leist of Brazil, driver of the #4 A.J Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet in action during the 103rd Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. © Clive Rose In this file photo, Matheus Leist of Brazil, driver of the #4 A.J Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet in action during the 103rd Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Penske, who bought the speedway in January, initially said he would not run the 500 without fans, but after apparently exhausting all of his options, he decided to follow all of the other major sports leagues and keep seats empty.

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“We need to be safe and smart about this,” Penske told the Associated Press. “Obviously we want full attendance, but we don’t want to jeopardize the health and safety of our fans and the community. We also don’t want to jeopardize the ability to hold a successful race.”

The pandemic has also kept the race from running on Memorial Day weekend for the first time in its history, as it’s been rescheduled for Aug. 23. In the aftermath of the postponement, Penske maintained a belief that he could run the race with the massive speedway at 50% capacity, and then at 25% capacity. But the continuing rise of coronavirus cases in the area and the opposition of local health authorities forced him down to zero.

“We didn’t buy the Speedway for one year, we bought it for generations to come, and it’s important to our reputation to do the right thing,” Penske said

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Right on cue: Fans can attend snooker final after government go ahead .
A limited number of spectators will be able to attend the two-day Snooker World Championship final at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield beginning on Saturday after the British Government gave the go ahead. "This will commence with the final of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre during 15-16 August, with a full pilot programme to follow."Around 300 fans will be admitted to the indoor venue two weeks after the Government abruptly halted their pilot scheme for fans to attend certain sporting events due to an upsurge in coronavirus infections.

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