Do large sporting events cause a noticeable difference in air quality in the immediate area?



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    It depends on the sporting event, some more than others.  A NASCAR event, for example, will produce signifcantly higher carbon emissions to the surrounding atmosphere then say, a baseball game.  However, both events draw in thousands of vehicles that provide transportation for spectators and athletes.  In contrast, the Tour de France does not cause a noticeable difference in air quality. Reportedly, emissions from NASCAR events are negligible, but common sense would speak otherwise.


    Sports, such as NASCAR, are working to minimize environmental impact (air quality included) by implementing traffic plans and promoting shared transportation.  The NFL has committed to green energy methods in an attempt to off-set carbon emissions generated by transportation necessary for gaming events.

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