Power 5 NCAA conferences talk postponing, canceling football season
COLUMBIA – Commissioners of the power 5 conferences, (The ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) met Sunday to discuss potential cancellation of the football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Amy Schneider, director of Columbia's convention and visitor’s bureau, the average football season brings in about $43 million of revenue into SEC schools.
A delay or cancelation could have a large impact on Columbia’s economy.
Schneider said it is not only ticket sales, but the money spent at local businesses, and even at gas stations traveling in and out of Columbia for game days.
Chad Bass is a Mizzou season ticket holder. He and his family spend every Saturday of the fall cheering on the tigers.
Bass is disappointed by the news that there is a large chance of the season being canceled.
“As a fan, I hope the season happens. I really hope it happens but being realistic and kind of seeing what has happened in the past 24 to 48 hours, it looks like it probably will not happen. Which is disappointing but I understand, Bass said.