Andrew Cuomo Allows Pro Sports Teams to Train in New York

John Healy
May 24, 2020 - 11:46 am

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered some good news for sports fans on Sunday.

Cuomo announced that effective Sunday May 24, New York professional sports leagues can begin “spring training.”

While the Yankees and the Mets have both reportedly already decided to resume spring training in Florida whenever MLB reaches an agreement on the 2020 season, the announcement from Cuomo is significant step forward that professional sports can resume in the state of New York this summer.

It also means that the Knicks and Nets can train at their own facilities and the Rangers and Islanders can do so once the NHL gives them the green light. The Knicks and Nets had been among 11 teams that had been prohibited to reopen their facilities as the NBA works closer to returning to resuming its season at a neutral location in Florida.

Both the Jets and the Giants are headquartered in New Jersey, which has yet to make any sort of decision on professional sports resuming. It does, however, mean the Buffalo Bills can open training camp at their facility. 

New York, and New York City in particular, has been the hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic within the United States. The state has had the highest death toll in the nation with 23,282 victims, but the state has been seeing marked improvement over the course of the last month.

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