Multiple Governors Announce Openness To Allowing Live Sports Without Fans
As states around the country continue to relax social distancing guidelines involving in-person meetings, a chorus of governors have announced their openness to live sports events in the immediate future, with some offering their states as test sites for teams and leagues looking to restart competition during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he has pitched sports teams on broadcasting games without spectators from facilities in his state.
“New York State will help those major sports franchises do just that,” Cuomo said during a press conference. “Hockey, basketball, baseball, football ― whoever can reopen. We’re a ready, willing, and able partner.”