Governors from New York, California and Texas said on Monday that professional sports could resume in their respective states in the near future. All major sports have been shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during his daily news conference, “Hockey, basketball, baseball, football — whoever can reopen — we’re a ready, willing and able partner. think this is in the best interest of all the people and the best interest of the state of New York.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said sports could return “without spectators and with modification and very prescriptive conditions” if the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state continue to decrease.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said professional sports without fans could resume there at the end of May.
Major League Baseball is already working on a plan to restart the season, and the NFL released its schedule earlier this month.