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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Cuomo says Horse and Car Race Tracks can reopen June 1st. Baseball might be next.

As long as there aren't any crowds sports events can start coming back. I still don't know how I feel about any of this anymore.

From the NY Daily News

Gov. Cuomo announced horse racetracks and an upstate car-racing track can reopen June 1, but fans will have to stay away for now.And he suggested it might not be long before the Yankees or Mets could be playing, too.
The order means races can start running again at Belmont Park as Cuomo seeks to reopen the state without causing a spike in coronavirus cases or deaths.
“Remember, the problem here are crowds and gatherings. So what can you do or what economic activity is willing to reopen without a crowd?” Cuomo said. “It can still be televised. Great. If you can have economic activity without a crowd, that’s great.”
Along with Belmont, which is run by a state agency, the Watkins Glen International track in upstate Schuyler County will open to prepare for a NASCAR race planned for August. The famed Saratoga Race Track is also set to reopen in August.As for baseball, Cuomo said he has no control over whether or how Major League Baseball decides to restart.He suggested he has no problem with games as long as proper safety precautions are taken, which he said would rule out fans attending for now.

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