Reopening Sports: A State by State Challenge

A very nice piece on the NFL’s path forward by Daniel Kaplan for the Athletic (paywall). Amongst many diverse concerns, central is the difference in state by state limits on gathering size and broader reopening plans.

One of the major hurdles the NFL task force is encountering, as are other sports, is the different restrictions state by state. It’s not hard to imagine few problems reopening in four months in front of a limited number of fans in states like Florida and Georgia while also having difficulty winning approval in states like California and New Jersey to even bring in teams, support staff and TV production crews. Said the team executive, “The NFL can come up with best practices, but it’s going to be county by county … I don’t really report to the NFL, I report to the county.”

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