As suspected, FOX Sports announced on Thursday that it will be using virtual fans for the upcoming MLB season. The news was put out earlier today via Twitter.
FOX Sports Vice President Brad Zager had this to say. ”
“We believe that what we’re doing is creating a natural viewing experience, sports is supposed to be an escape and when people have that escape we want it to feel as normal as possible when there’s very little normalcy, like a crowd at a baseball game on a Saturday.
“We’re not looking to fool everyone. We know it is a virtual crowd. But we also know how jarring watching a game in an empty stadium is on TV.”
No seventh-inning stretch needed for this crowd!
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) July 23, 2020