One thing that just about every sports league currently has going for it at the moment is the will to get back to playing games as soon as possible. So, it only makes sense that America’s three biggest sports are putting together plans to do just that. Let’s start with the NBA.
Sources are indicating that all players will be on a conference call with the Commissioner on Friday, which also happens to be the same day that some practice facilities reopen for players to take part in voluntary workouts. As of right now, it looks like only three teams are aiming at reopening then- the Nuggets, Trail Blazers, and Cavaliers. As far as the MLB goes, it is looking like they are trying to get a plan in place within the next week or say, with sources pointing out that we should know more then. While the situation is very much fluid, there are hopes that the season can start somewhere between early June and early July. There is also, apparently, more and more hope of being able to play games within teams’ actual stadiums. We’ll see if this proves to be true or not, but it would be seen as a bonus for some. Then again, it may not make all that much difference. Various teams are approaching it all differently, so we’ll see which one is ‘right’ in their preparations. As for the NFL, they have had the least impact placed upon them. Nonetheless, they are wanting to make sure their 2020 season gets off without a hitch, and that means that they are nearing a return to their own practice facilities as well. This is, obviously, the first step seeing games on the field to come in September (fingers crossed, that is).