Fans Rent Cranes to Watch Car Race from Outside Arena During Pandemic


Dozens of die-hard car racing fans in Poland found an ingenious way to support their favorite drivers while also maintaining social distancing. Sunday is race day at Stadion Żużlowy Motor in the city of Lublin, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic the arena wasn’t full to the brink as it normally is. Social distancing rules dictate that sporting venues fill up at only 25% capacity, but a few dozen fans found a way to be close to the action without actually setting foot in the arena. They rented 21 construction cranes and lifted themselves up above the stadium in groups of three or four. Photos of them standing on platforms and holding flares have been making the rounds on social media. Nobody can say hardcore racing fans aren't creative.