New York To Allow Training Camp For Pro Sports Teams, Effective Today

Effective today, professional sports teams will be permitted to being training camps in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Field Yates). Naturally, teams will also have to follow appropriate health protocols, Cuomo says. 

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Cuomo’s announcement gives the Bills the greenlight to hold training camp in Pittsford, NY on the campus of St. John Fisher College. This also opens up a potential avenue for the Jets and Giants, who ordinarily hold their camps in Florham Park and East Rutherford, New Jersey, respectively. For the last couple of months, teams in hotspot states like New York, New Jersey, and California have been weighing alternate sites in states that have lifted their restrictions. If New Jersey continues to stay on lockdown, the two Meadowlands teams may see a move to New York as an easier and more cost effective solution.

On the whole, it’s an encouraging sign for the NFL, professional sports, and the country as a whole. Soon, we could see restrictions eased in even more NFL-hosting states.

Starting June 1, the NCAA will allow voluntary activities for Division I football and basketball. The NFL is moving in a similar direction and plans to play things by ear, in accordance with their phase-by-phase program.

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      • whynot

        Given the circumstances he is doing a good job. NY has managed to lower its overall numbers and is on its way to slowly opening things up. In your very humble opinion,m, how could things have realistically been handled differently?

  1. crosseyedlemon

    “Naturally, teams will also have to follow appropriate health protocols, Cuomo says”.

    How often does the ball have to be sanitized with a Lysol wipe and who is in charge of enforcing that protocol?

  2. I mean, the guy forced COVID patients into nursing homes which led to thousands of deaths. I guess when you’ve intentionally killed people filling up some stadiums doesn’t seem like such a big deal. My guess is he’ll require stadiums to only allow in a mix of COVID patients and the elderly so even more people can die.

  3. gozurman1

    Sooooo pro athletes are allowed to work but all of those small businesses in your state can’t be open following the safety protocols…….yeah that is totally logical. Smh……lots…..

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