In another 12 months, Kevin Sumlin can be on the Indianapolis 500 right now.
The Arizona soccer coach and Indianapolis native has been to The Brickyard quite a few instances as a spectator and final 12 months Sumlin got to experience racing around the most famous track in Indy car in a two-seat car pushed by Mario Andretti.
In fact, the Indy 500, like each different main sporting occasion within the nation, was delayed this 12 months because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Sumlin, who attended the Indy 500 together with his late father, Invoice, for a few years received’t be attending this 12 months’s race, rescheduled for Aug. 23 as a result of that’s the beginning of what’s imagined to be the primary recreation week for the Wildcats, who open the season internet hosting Hawaii on Aug. 29.
As skilled leagues and faculty conferences weigh whether or not to permit spectators to attend video games and if that’s the case, below what fashions of bodily distancing, Sumlin spoke of the problem introduced to followers in making a call for themselves within the months forward.
“Being a fan, it’s tough,” Sumlin mentioned. “You don’t get to be a fan quite a bit on this enterprise. However this can be a distinctive state of affairs due to that; we get it. This can be a totally different time and these are distinctive conditions. You see what skilled golf is doing. You see what NASCAR is doing. You see what totally different skilled groups are doing. It’s arduous to essentially say, ‘Hey look, as a fan, do you wish to watch it?’
“I feel you noticed the curiosity (two weeks in the past) with UFC. That’s most likely one of many highest-rated UFC playing cards within the historical past of UFC as a result of folks needed to see that and that was on tv. There’s other ways to be a fan, clearly for me (this 12 months’s Indy 500 will) be a tv occasion whether or not it’s dwell or taped however we plan on training throughout that point if issues are proper.”
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