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Joe Buck says Fox Sports working on possibly adding virtual fans to NFL broadcasts this season

Joe Buck says Fox Sports working on possibly adding virtual fans to NFL broadcasts this season
Posted at 2:25 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 15:25:33-04

NFL games this season might look different due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NFL season is scheduled to begin on September 10, but fans might not be able to set foot into stadiums.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , large gatherings of more than 250 people, could see the spread of COVID-19 be passed around from person-to-person contact.

Most major sporting events and leagues have been canceled or suspended.

On Saturday, the UFC was the first major live sporting event to take place amidst the pandemic without fans being present.

Fox Sports' play-by-play announcer Joe Buck took to Twitter to explain the idea Fox Sports is working on of adding virtual fans to their broadcasts to give fans at home a slightly average viewing experience.

Buck also added that Fox Sports might add crowd noise into the broadcasts, but he clarified that everything is a work in progress and nothing is set in stone.