Host City Survey: An Overview of the Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Events
6 Apr, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has taken the world by surprise and has brought great strain upon all parts of society, including cities and organizations involved in the hosting of international sports events. In order to understand how cities around the world have been coping with the current crisis, what they expect to happen in coming weeks and what their concerns for the future are, the BCW Sports Practice developed a Host City Survey in order to collect their testimonies. This survey was sent out to an international selection of 100 host cities and was carried out over a one-week period from March 23-29, 2020. The following report outlines six key insights about the current sentiment landscape among host cities regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the future of sports events and on hosting strategies.