UF AD Scott Stricklin offers campus venues for professional sports play: The University of Florida's athletic director Scott Stricklin reached out to Governor Ron DeSantis about the possibility of hosting displaced professional sports teams at any of the venues available on campus.
According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), professional sports are considered "essential services" and can resume in Florida, permitted they are closed to the general public. But the governor is confident that won't stand in the way.
"If you have a team in a league in an area that just won't operate, we'll find a place for them here in Florida", DeSantis said.
"I've already spoken to some of our colleges like the University of Florida", DeSantis said.
The Yankees or Braves or multiple other Major League Baseball teams christening the new Florida Ballpark, playing games this summer before the Gators get their chance next spring. During non-pandemic times both of those sports would be in season this time of year.
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In addition, one of the proposed plans for restarting the National Basketball Association season, centers on keeping players at Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort.
DeSantis' has made Florida the face of the return of sports, in many respects. "We've been receiving excellent guidance from our state and health care officials", Stricklin said.
Florida previously let golfing resume, as well as professional wrestling and fighting.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said a day earlier that his state is open to games without spectators for all the major sports starting Saturday.