California Gov. Gavin Newsom says sports could return to the state in early June
This comes just hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged professional sports to return without fans
On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that sporting events could return in the state "in the first week or so of June." Newsom added that sports would have to be played without fans for the time being.
"Sporting events, pro sports, in that first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions also can begin to move forward," Newsom said.
Newsom believes that current numbers show that it could be safe to return sports in early June. This comes after Newsom said in April that he didn't believe that football games could be played in front of crowds this fall.
Earlier on Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomothat he'd like professional teams to begin planning to play in New York.
Last week, MLB owners . The proposal outlines an 82-game schedule beginning in early July with 30-player active rosters, 14 playoff teams and a 50-50 revenue split for players and owners.
The players union has yet to agree to the proposal, and multiple players have said they are not on board with the new revenue split plan. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor BauerTampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell was among the most outspoken regarding the proposal. He revealed that he would if the league were to return.
The NBA and NHL are still deciding if they want to finish their 2019-20 seasons, both of which have been paused since mid-March. The NFL held its league draft in a virtual manner last month and recently released its schedule for the 2020 season. It's unclear if the NFL will be able to begin the campaign on time this fall, however.
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