In the past few years, though, a lot is going on to change the game. Field managers, team and venue operations managers, owners, leagues and teams themselves along with their many partners are working together not only to improve their image but also to lessen their environmental impact.
Philly sports teams tackling waste
Over 120 million sports fans attended professional football, hockey, soccer and basketball games in the United States last year — that doesn’t even include the millions of collegiate, high school and youth sports fans around the country. That’s a lot of hot dog wrappers, soda cups, napkins, lights, water to flush toilets and water the fields, fertilizer to keep those fields green and cars to get fans back and forth. What a footprint! America’s favorite pastimes, it seems, have the potential to be anything but green.