Stephen: Sports teams benefit from home crowds
Published on August 20th, 2021 @ 3:19 PM
Rooting for your favorite team might help them win. A study published by Frontiers in Sports and Active Living found that sports teams that play home games with no fans in the stands during the COVID-19 pandemic have less of a home-field advantage than they would performing in front of crowds. In part, this is due to the officials feeling less psychological pressure, leading them to be more objective, resulting in fewer wins by the home team.