The NBA is all set to restart from July 31 as the fans are enthralled by this news as the remaining matches will be played at the Walt Disney Arena in Orlando, Florida. As the season resumes, news has surfaced that multiple matches will be played on a single day across the three different facilities of the venue so as to cover the remaining season at earliest.
Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins told the Orange County officials in Florida that subsequent games would be played only after two hours of the cleaning period.
No official schedule release yet from the NBA, but Magic CEO Alex Martins told Orange County officials this morning that games will be played "all day long" inside three arenas at Disney when the season restarts. A "stringent sanitation process" will take place between games.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 24, 2020
The ‘All day long’ basketball may sound pretty much for the fans but the television coverage of all the matches will be aired on the team’s regional sports network. The NBA is yet to announce the complete schedule but the season would resume on July 31, with as many as 22 teams competing against each other in the regular season matches, while the playoffs would start from August 17.
The matches would start in the afternoon which is quite unusual for the league but keeping the timeline of cleaning and conducting matches has forced the league to stick to the afternoon timing with the opening match of the day.
The assumption most around the NBA have is that each facility at EWWS will host 2-3 games per day. First game will probably start early afternoon, then a break of 2+ hours for cleaning, then the next game. Staggered schedule between the three facilities for TV windows. https://t.co/0kxp13cPR9
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 24, 2020
The teams will be reaching Orlando for the season restart and follow the NBA guidelines for the individual as well as team training and practices sessions. The defending champions Toronto Raptors are already in Florida and started with their training in Fort Myers where they will be training for the next couple of weeks.
The league has already started testing the players for Coronavirus from June 24, Tuesday so as to make sure that no player with the infection travels to the Walt Disney Arena. The season resumption has surely delighted the fans as they wait for the official schedule by the NBA for the remaining season.