Florida’s Ron DeSantis became the second governor to announce that his state is open to professional sports teams that want to resume activity amid the coronavirus pandemic. “All professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing,” DeSantis said at a news conference Wednesday in Tallahassee. “What I would tell commissioners of leagues is, if you have a team in an area where they just won’t let them operate, we’ll find a place for you here in the state of Florida.”
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On Tuesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that professional sports including MLB, the NBA, the NHL and the NFL may resume in the state — without fans — on Saturday, as long as CDC guidelines are followed.
DeSantis specifically mentioned baseball, soccer and basketball in his remarks Wednesday. “Our people are starved to have some of this back in our lives,” he said. “I think we can certainly do it in a way that’s safe.”