Is this a sign of what's to come for the 49ers, Giants and other Bay Area teams as the coronavirus pandemic rages on?
Germany's Bundesliga resumed play this past week, albeit with no fans in attendance, which makes for a pretty unique postgame experience.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said that he doesn't expect there to be "normal" NFL games this fall, with most counties in the state still abiding by shelter in place guidelines.
Plenty of alternative plans have been thrown around for American pro leagues, including moving seasons to areas of the country not as heavily affected by the virus or limiting regular-season action to regional games.
The UFC came back in early May without spectators, with positive reviews despite the fan-less atmosphere.
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) also has picked back up and is finding creative ways to put fans in the stands.
the KBO has cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands and it's kind of genius 😂 pic.twitter.com/g5CcXDWict— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 10, 2020
Even if there are games being played in the Bay Area this summer/fall, there is little chance fans will be allowed inside the venues.
Until our country can develop a proper vaccination in mass quantities and have the ability to test everyone consistently, Americans must prepare for a new reality around live sports.