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Reports: NFL preseason canceled for 2020 amid pandemic

Reports: NFL preseason canceled for 2020 amid pandemic
Posted at 7:10 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 21:10:05-04

The coronavirus has had a significant impact on sports, and now football is beginning to see the virus affect the sport.

NFL Network reports that the league and players’ union agreed to not hold a preseason this fall, which would have gotten underway next month. Given football’s schedule, the games provide teams with revenue as they’re generally included in season ticket packages.

The decision comes with the likelihood of teams playing in front of no or a limited number of fans during the regular season. Several states have said that large gatherings will be limited into the fall.

NFL Network added the league will expand training camp rosters, and there will be an opt-out for players at a “high risk” of having coronavirus complications.