Sports bars could see fewer customers if college football season ends before it begins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The coronavirus pandemic could possibly put an end to the 2020 college football season. These announcements are expected to impact Jacksonville-area sports bars that normally turn a good profit during the college football season. He said the college football season typically brings a 25-30% spike in sales. “Places could be looking at a 40-60% drop in revenue because of the COVID effect if there is no college football,” Elmore said. If the college football season ends before it begins, sports bars could see fewer people showing up.
Game over? Sports bars face long-term slump without live contests
But the long term-prognosis might be worse because of one question: What will sports bars and restaurants do without games or events for the foreseeable future? March sadness for accounting booksJust like other sports bar employees across the country, Russell Luxton was counting down the days until March. Even when sports bars are allowed to resume dine-in services, there won’t be games returning alongside the opening of those establishments. When those youth teams have games or practices in the evening, sports bars are usually popular destinations to go out to eat afterward. Luxton said ideas such as dart and Golden Tee tournaments have been floated about once RJ’s is ready to open again.