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How do professional athletes get paid when they have no spectators?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (20370points) January 6th, 2022
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From the stands closed from Covid?

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zenvelo's avatar

TV rights. Promoters that pay professional athletes make little to nothing from the ticket sales, tickets cover the costs of the facility.

Baseball players are paid by their teams, who played to empty ball parks in 2020. Same with basketball and football. But they all were broadcast on TV and the TV rights paid the bills.

rebbel's avatar

And (team-)sponsors, and season ticket holders, and personal sponsorships (think clothing, shoes, portrait rights (e-games)).

SnipSnip's avatar

They work on a contract.

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