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CA Gov. Newsom said Sports Events Could Return in June but Without Fans


California Governor Gavin Newsom said sports events could happen within the first week of June but without an audience present in the stands.

  • Newsom said he has been speaking with representatives of "all the major sports," and that pro sports teams would need to be "protecting not only the players but their support staff.”

  • Texas and New York governors have made similar announcements regarding pro sports.

  • Major League Baseball is considering a proposal to start the 2020 season with an 82-game season but without fans in attendance.


Why it matters:

California is home to five M.L.B teams, four N.B.A teams, three N.F.L teams, and three N.H.L and M.L.S franchises, making the golden state a major part in sports leagues restarting their respective seasons.


What they're saying:

  • CA Governor Gavin Newsom said, "Pro sports in that first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions also can begin to move forward, ...if we hold these trend lines in the next number of weeks,".