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DeSantis opens up Florida for sports to resume

DeSantis opens up Florida for sports to resume”

Some sports leagues are mulling resuming games without fans but lockdown scenarios in some areas would prevent them from doing so.

"All professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing", DeSantis said at a news conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

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.

"Those numbers paint a very clear picture of where we need to be dedicating resources and where we can make the most difference in saving lives and protecting people", DeSantis said.

DeSantis said if commissioners run into trouble elsewhere in the country, even out-of-state teams would be welcome in Florida. One location reportedly being considered is the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

FOX Business' Charlie Gasparino says Major League Baseball will likely unveil its spring training plan and regular-season game schedule next week.

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But that could soon change in Florida.

Amid talk that California and some other states won't lift restrictions in time for the National Football League season, DeSantis is positioning his state to be the temporary home of those teams.

Any leagues that resume operations in Florida would likely have to do so without fans in attendance.

Florida officials declared sports an "essential service" in April and allowed WWE to hold its WrestleMania show on a closed set.

"We do want to get the families back together", said DeSantis.

Some officials elsewhere, such as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, have said they don't foresee pro sports taking place in their cities or states for months.



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