New York governor Andrew Cuomo says sports teams can resume play without fans
Major North American sports took a huge step toward returning on Monday, as the governor of New York has announced that pro sports teams are clear to resume activity. However, fans will not be permitted to attend games in the immediate future.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his daily briefing on Monday that the state will assist sports teams in returning to play, but the teams will be reopening without fans. Cuomo said he is a Buffalo Bills fan and is looking forward to watching the team play.
NY Gov. Cuomo says he has encouraged major sports teams in the state to plan on playing without fans; says the state will assist in planning. pic.twitter.com/uErySbbtUH
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 18, 2020
No state has been hit harder by the virus than New York, so it is a good sign that Cuomo is giving sports the green light. Many other states will likely follow.
If you remember, Cuomo had a somewhat controversial take on the resumption of sports not that long ago. He has clearly changed his stance a bit in recent weeks.