Exactly. When you have 4 major league teams and 1 minor league team in a city, competing in different sports, who are you going to pay attention to. In England each team represents a fiefdom, and most fiefdoms have have a hundred years of history behind them. They represent your city, or part of your city, or your family, going back generations. There are rarely any competing sports. In the US you have a choice. People tend to follow more than one sport. A lot of people follow all the teams in their city, or in the big cities they follow one team in each sport. One team goes bye-bye and they'll follow the rest. I mean New York City fans are so reluctant to change that they've moved a few games to New Jersey and look what's happened to their attendances: vs. Columbus 3,154 vs. New England 4,929 vs. Atlanta 3,564 vs. DC 4,533 And that had nothing to do with Covid.