efe-epaSports Desk

Without the pressure of fans in the stands athletes, teams and referees will likely improve their performance as long as a competitive mindset can be achieved, sports psychology expert and former basketball coach Francisco Solana Romero told Efe Thursday.

Question: What will it mean for sports to play competitions with empty stadiums?

Answer: There are several aspects. On the one hand, the sports industry will be affected by the fact that there are no spectators in stadiums and courts, and on the other, the psychological impact will be very important for athletes.

The main change is that this constant process of communication between fans and players, which creates an environmental pressure that influences players, coaches and referees, will not take place.EFE-EPA