I don't disagree with you - I just doubt the conference or the university is considering the surrounding private businesses one bit when determining what they think is safe. In fact, I'd be upset if I thought they were.TV money would be there without fans in seats. My issue is that for all last month we heard how bad the local economies would suffer without football and fans. Which is absolutely true. 20k isn’t going to help the local economies at all.
If we are going to have fans then make it worth it for the local community, if we are trying to be super safe where we have limited interruptions then do like Every other sports league did and say “No fans”.
I think Tuscaloosa is about to take one of the greatest financial hits in the state over this, and next year going to Alabama games will be REALLY unaffordable in their effort to make it up.
that’s my opinion. If you don’t see it as credible then we can just agree to disagree on it.
This whole thing sucks for businesses everywhere (trust me), but compromise is where we are at this point. It's not all or nothing.