Touring Athletes Vs Hub Cities

London, it’s definitely quite the town! We love the hustle and bustle every time we have to go there. And this has occurred more often than one may think. London is truly a great metropolis, and certainly no slouch as far as sports go worldwide.

One in six British subjects calls London or one of its suburbs home. There are so many things to do there, so much great food and culture and life in general. Model Escorts London is even sometimes an option for the more thrill-seeking among the population.

London may very well in 2020 find itself hosting literally all of the country’s professional athletes in the very near future, as what they are now calling a “hub city”. This is only one of many such proposals being looked at the world over due to current circumstances.

The Hub City Concept Explained.

This article came into being because we were talking about some recent proposals that have come to our attention, the London proposal being one among many. People have been bringing up the idea of bringing all the athletes to one major city and one venue, and hosting all the games and accommodating all the players and necessary staff there as well.

It would have sounded crazy even four months ago, but among other entities, the NHL is seriously considering it. And the Canadian government is not averse to the novel idea.

The idea is that the athletes will all congregate in Edmonton, Toronto, or Vancouver and finish the playoffs from one respective venue. Since the season is now way behind, many games will simply have to be considered to have been canceled, to expedite things.

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Pros And Cons of the Hub City.

The pros as we see it are: it’s definitely the safest way to play professional sports. Logistically, it saves on a lot of potential nightmares, some of which have always been there and are just exacerbated by the lockdown measures. It’s also way cheaper than the traditional way of doing things.

There is one big downside to this model, however. It takes a very profound part of playing professional sports completely out and changes the dynamic drastically. Critics of the measure state that the game would be changed subtly but fundamentally.

Our Conclusions

The Sports Economist thinks, after having deliberated on this for a good long while, that the hub city model may be our best option given the current situation.

We freely admit that we could wind up watching a pretty different game than we are used to. However, it should be noted that these changes are not necessarily negative! They are simply unpredictable, and unpredictability has always been one of the elements in any good sport. We feel that we should give this a shot in any case where it’s feasible.

The most important thing right now is that sports are kept alive. If going with hub cities is the way to do so, then so be it!

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Author: Ben Burd

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