Gov. Walz Open to Allowing Professional Sports Play in MN
Since March, many professional sports have been halted due to the Coronavirus but that is hopefully going to change very soon.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Tim Walz was open to the idea of having professional sports return to the North Star State.
These are important parts of who Minnesota is, and I think just like all these businesses, if there’s a plan to do it, I certainly think if you’re looking in the short term, it’s not going to be with spectators but just like today, I listen to folks out there. I think there’s a potential that that’s how we’re trying to move.
So far, Florida and Arizona have already allowed professional sports to resume in their states. Other states that have hinted at allowing sports to return are California, New York and Texas. The MLB and the NHL have already been working on the idea of neutral sites to continue their seasons should they both be able to resume.
According to reports, Minneapolis/St. Paul is one of the cities that have thrown their hat in the ring to act as a neutral site for the modified 24-team Stanley Cup Playoffs. MLB and the Twins have also been working on a plan to have Target Field act as a host stadium should their modified season continue as well. The state of the Vikings and the NFL are yet to be determined.