With the Coronavirus being in the news all over the world; the sports world is feeling the pressure as well. Since the NBA first canceled their games, all the professional sports teams in the United States have since halted their season as well.
Because there are new stories daily, the government has recommended restricting events to no more than 50 people over the next 8 weeks. Since that announcement, many restaurants, retailers, schools, and businesses are closing for anywhere from 2 weeks to a month or more.
With thousands of cases in the United States and many deaths; it is now important for everyone to take precautions. Although President Trump says there will be more tests available soon; many people have no way of knowing where to go. And, furthermore, when these tests will be available.
Coronavirus Sports Cancellations
In the first place, the NBA was the first sports league to put their season on hold. Be sure to visit our Milwaukee Bucks Clinch Early Playoff Berth post to learn about what some of the teams are doing for employees of the sports arenas.
Meanwhile, after the NBA canceled their games; the NHL quickly followed behind. The NHL decided to suspend remaining games and they hope to complete their season and award the Stanley Cup.
In addition, Major League Soccer suspended all matches for both their Men and Women’s matches in March and April.
At the same time, Major League Baseball canceled the remainder of Spring Training. Also, opening day is now slated to be mid-May at the earliest, according to Baseball Commissioner, Rob Manfred.
Finally, NCAA March Madness has canceled all of the tournaments and championship games remaining. Also, the World Soccer governing body FIFA will postpone the South American matches until 2022. Consequently, the Masters Golf Tournament has also been postponed.
Along with the above sports cancellations; also, the European Soccer League and the Boston Marathon has been delayed until September 14, 2020. Be sure to visit our Patriots Day Boston Marathon post to read about this yearly event that people all over the world train for.
Sports Going Forward
In summary, the Covid-19 is a national pandemic.
With all professional sports presently suspended; no one knows when the games will resume and when the MLB season will officially start.
Be sure to visit our blog often as we will have updates on We W.I.L.L. Thru Sports programs and updates on the coronavirus.