President Trump has convened the countries major sports commissioners in hopes of formulating a plan to fill stadiums again soon.
According to The Hill:
President Trump on Wednesday spoke with the heads of major sports leagues to solicit their thoughts on reopening parts of the economy during a pandemic that has cast doubt on whether sporting events will resume this year.
The president convened more than a dozen advisory groups covering different sectors of the economy. Among them was a sports-focused council that featured commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Major League Soccer, UFC, the PGA and the LPGA.
Other participants included New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones — both Trump donors — as well as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Vince McMahon, CEO of WWE and husband of former Trump administration official Linda McMahon.
The group held its first call on Wednesday afternoon and discussed the feasibility of restarting or holding sporting events in the coming weeks and months. The sports executives on the call offered “innovative input on social distancing guidelines,” the White House said in a readout.
Trump continues to remain optimistic that the NFL will be able to start its season in September as regularly scheduled.