University of Florida offers to host pro sports teams

DeSantis opens up Florida for sports to resume

Florida welcomes sports teams as coronavirus pauses wind down, Gov. Ron DeSantis says

DeSantis appeared on the TV show "Fox and Friends" early Thursday morning and suggested that it could be a possibility.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.

The state of Florida deemed professional sports to be an essential activity some time ago and Governor Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday that the state would welcome teams from other areas where things have not opened up in the same way.

The NBA, NHL and MLS were interrupted because of the pandemic and are trying to formula plans to finish their seasons.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues, just like Arizona, when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus.

McConnell tells Obama to 'keep his mouth shut' after Trump criticism
Mr Flynn himself admitted as much, and became a key cooperator for Mr Mueller as he investigated ties between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign.

5-year-old child dies of rare syndrome linked to coronavirus
A handful of cases have been reported in other states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and California. Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness that primarily affects children up to the age of five.

Allergies, children and virtual check-ups in the age of COVID-19
More than 100 such cases were reported from the US and 50 from European countries, triggering panic among parents. Turkovich said now the focus is on trying to find out what works best to treat this one.

"All professional sports are welcome here for practicing and for playing", DeSantis said. "When those groups believe it's safe to host college and pro sporting events in Florida, we will be prepared to do so". The UFC has already held a pair of events at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, and a third will occur at the same venue this coming Saturday evening.

Given the number of unknowns surrounding the reopening of professional sports leagues and all the work those leagues are doing to understand the risks of resuming play, DeSantis' assertion that "we know it can be done safely" seems somewhat dubious.

This is the third step in Phase 1 of the governor's reopening plan. "It's an iconic stadium and I think we would want to be very careful if we could".

"We want to have you here", DeSantis added.

Latest News