When Do U.S. Sports Leagues Restart after Suspension due to COVID-19?

Due to the impacts of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), most of events in the United States of America have been suspended, including sports leagues. Many people are wondering that when the U.S. sports league restarted.  

1/ Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball is scheduled to resume without spectators on July 24. The league will include 60 matches. The spring training began on July 1.

The organizers will provide new safety protocols to protect players and manage them. They will be tested per week with frequent temperature checks. Players and managers will be asked to wear face masks while in the dugout.

In this season, players will receive 37% of their salary as tickets to watch games will not be sold.

2/ National Basketball Association (NBA)

The American men’s professional basketball league National Basketball Association (NBA) is planning on having 22 teams compete on Orlando on July 21. The training camp is projected to take place in Orlando on June 30. However, spectators will be allowed to come to the stadium.

The organizer is currently scheduling to start the 2020-2021 season on December 1. However, it is subject to change due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA.

3/ National Football League (NFL)

The National Football League (NFL) is projecting to start training camps on July 28 and is planning to restart on September 10 with the Houston Texans against the Kansas City Chiefs.

At present, the league is considering two preseason games per team with the Hall of Fame Game while the induction ceremony has already canceled.

The organizer is considering allowing fans into the stadium. The Miami Dolphins have revealed a plan to permit a crowd of 15,000 fans in a 65,000-seat facility.

The NFL will create a new seating plan blocking the first six to eight rows for local sponsor signage and logos.