Live streaming high school sports has become almost universal in area leagues with this school year’s seasons being played under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State and local limits on the size of crowds at athletic events have driven the surge in live streaming.
With only 200 to 300 fans allowed to watch games in person if regulations are strictly followed, viewing them electronically is the next best thing for many fans.
Some schools charge to watch the streams. Others don’t. And some have offered events both for a price and for free.
But the common thread across every league is giving fans a chance to see the games in a year when tickets are scarce.
“We decided to live stream games this summer when we knew that we would be limited in spectator attendance. The overall goal was to allow family members and loyal fans the opportunity to still support our students even…