The emergency plan reported by the NFL for the coronavirus pandemic would come with an everyday season beginning in mid-October and a season with out weeks off.
NFL has put in place an emergency plan for a schedule that has an everyday season beginning in mid-October, a season with out weeks off and a February 28 Super Bowl, in accordance to John Ourand and Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal.
The official calendar is predicted to be launched subsequent month. The emergency plan would rely upon the containment of the coronavirus pandemic. The planning plans haven’t but been finalized.
Commissioner Roger Goodell advised Good Morning America that the league could be prepared to "make alternatives" if obligatory.
The Super Bowl LV is at the moment scheduled for February 7, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Sports Business Journal stories that the final two weeks of February stay beneath investigation for a attainable delay in the Super Bowl.
Government officers such because the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, have stated that the coronavirus may halt plans for sporting occasions and live shows till 2021. On April 14, he stated, "large-scale events that bring hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of foreigners all together across all imaginable differences, health and otherwise is not in the cards based on our current guidelines and current expectations. "