clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Governor Beshear hopeful for fall sports with fans in Kentucky

Some hope from the governor despite a recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Belk Bowl - Virginia Tech v Kentucky

Will we see fans inside of Kroger Field to watch the Kentucky Wildcats this fall? Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says it’s a “real possibility.”

In an interview with Kentucky Sports Radio Thursday, Beshear said fall sports might be able to not only play but have fans in the crowd if more people begin to wear masks and social distance.

“I truly believe there is a real possibility and that possibility depends on all of us doing our part,” Beshear said. If we all woke up tomorrow and said, for the next month we’re staying six feet away from everybody but the people in our family, we are going to wear a mask everywhere we go, we’re going to wash our hands like we need to, we’re going to be as good as we can about doing the things we know can beat the virus, then yes, I think we could be in a position to not only start those sports but to have at least some folks there in the stands to watch. It is certainly possible.”

Beshear also noted that Louisville’s soccer team, Louisville FC, successfully held a limited number of fans into their match last weekend but did mention that the state saw breakouts of COVID-19 cases with high school athletics teams.

At the end of the day, there isn’t much news here, rather further motivation to wear a mask so there can be sports.