Professional sports around the world have been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even when sports do make a comeback, it will likely be without fans in the stands for sometime.
The Rakuten Monkeys already have a plan in place for that.
The professional baseball team of the Chinese Professional Baseball League will have robot mannequins in the stands to simulate the appearance of fans at their games when games kick off on April 11th.
That is going to be quite strange, but the team is trying to be creative and simulate the feel of fans in their stadium. The fans are a huge reason why some teams have home-field, home-ice, and home-court advantage. Things will be quite different for awhile.