Florida Governor Invites Pro Sports Teams Unable to Play Elsewhere


Earlier today, Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, held a press conference and gave Florida's theme parks the green light to submit their plans of reopening to the state.

As explained by ESPN's Andrea Adelson, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin released a statement on Thursday offering his school's facilities to pro teams for training, practicing, and playing. "So, 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".

DeSantis said the move comes as a part of Florida entering into a full Phase 1 reopening.

Florida, however, isn't alone in their efforts to reboot professional sports leagues that would be in-season right now. "It's an iconic stadium and I think we would want to be very careful if we could".

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We have arrived at another Friday, and it has been quite a week in the sports world as the rhetoric gets ramped up regarding the return of amateur and professional athletics. "Don't we want people to be getting in shape?" Three Gators men's basketball players named top transfers by ESPN: In a list from ESPN ranking the top transfers in college basketball for the 2020-21 season, three Florida players made appearances.

While most other states are not opening their doors to sports because of the coronavirus pandemic, DeSantis has taken his state the other way.

The NBA and Major League Baseball are in active discussions with their players unions to resume play, even as public health guidance and the varying framework of shelter-in-place orders make it unlikely that states will be ready for sports at the same time.