Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort is the frontrunner for NBA’s return-to-play site

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Stefan Djordjevic

20/May/20 21:33

Eurohoops.net

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort gained traction over options such as Las Vegas and Houston

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort is the clear frontrunner to become the NBA’s playing site to resume the 2019-20 season amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Athletic.

The NBA is in serious discussions with Disney about the property, which has gained clear momentum over cities such as Las Vegas.

It remains unclear when the games would begin, but the prospect of players fully training in mid-June and playing by mid-July has been the most popular and possible scenario discussed.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the Board of Governors on May 12 that he aims to decide on the season in two-to-four weeks, and that he wants to wait as long as he can to make final decisions.

While the league has explored the possibility of holding games in multiple cities, it appears likely that Orlando would be a sole host. Houston has also received serious consideration as a host city, but Orlando is on track to win its bid so long as final details regarding testing and hotel use are resolved.

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