‘Create your own excitement’: Players ponder empty buildings

The roar of the crowd has long been a staple of major sports and a clear advantage for the home team. When the coronavirus risk wanes enough to allow games to begin again, the very essence of these events will be missing for at least a while. Players in all leagues have expressed their hesitance to lose the on-site fan support they’ve trained to thrive on. Instead, many of them have remarked that they must rely on the creation of their own energy.