Ducey said he’s had discussions with “leaders of some of these leagues” but did not say which ones or elaborate on what activities might take place in Arizona. Last month, he said he’d spoken with Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and was open to hosting games.
Other sports like basketball and hockey have considered playing the remainder of the regular season in hubs with several teams playing games in one location. “It would be at this point in time, according to the CDC guidelines, without fans,” Ducey said at a press conference. Citing his public health director, he said “we could do that safely in the state of Arizona beginning May 16.”
Associated Press writer Jonathan J. Cooper contributed to this story.