LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom thinks pro sports could be back playing in his state — without fans — in early June.
If the progress continues, he said pro sports could return in the “first week or so of June without spectators and modifications and very prescriptive conditions.”
Los Angeles County has become the epicenter for the outbreak in California and Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said she needs to hear details from Newsom about how sports can be safely played.
Major League Baseball and its players association are in negotiations about starting the season around July 1, with spring training to resume either in a team’s ballpark or in Florida or Arizona.
Newsom’s announcement through should clear the way for teams to be able to hold training camp in their home cities.