Then sinks my soul: there’s nothing deader than an empty stadium

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Then sinks my soul: there’s nothing deader than an empty stadium

The electricity and energy fans bring to stadiums go hand in hand with what happens on the pitch

Sports reporter

While watching the dramatic Currie Cup final unfold at an empty Loftus Versfeld last weekend, I reminded myself of how the great unscripted theatre that is sport needs an audience.

The stage just isn’t appropriately lit without the reflection of those in attendance.

Sport needs its fans, not just for the revenue but for the way they contribute to the drama, and the intangible way they impact what they supposedly have no power over...

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