Why do Hockey and Basketball teams cram themselves into such small spaces during a game; while Baseball and Football teams have such large areas for the teams?

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Why do Hockey and Basketball teams cram themselves into such small spaces during a game; while Baseball and Football teams have such large areas for the teams?

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Size of the playing field, vs potential price of tickets for particular seats.

Football is a lot easier to watch a little removed from the game, the field is relatively large so the closer you are the harder it is to see the entire thing. Same with Soccer.

Hockey is a fast close sport so seats right next to the rink are more coveted while almost all the action of a baseball game is at home plate.

Any space that you use for player’s seating is space that you aren’t generating revenue by selling tickets. Hockey and basketball arenas are usually shared and can only hold around 20,000 people while baseball and football stadiums are larger.