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restarting other sports
« Topic Start: May 06, 2020, 01:39:59 PM »
Beyond the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB.

The Professional Lacrosse League will be going straight to a tournament for all 7 teams starting 7/25, with a 1 week, 4 game round seeding round then 7 team single elimination.  Testing at home, then before  the tournament, then in tournamet.  20 televised games.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/06/premier-lacrosse-league-announces-plan-quarantined-tournament-hopes-its-model-can-be-indicator-others/

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Re: restarting other sports
« Reply #1: May 07, 2020, 05:23:59 AM »
Does Lacrosse normally function in a large stadium full of spectators ?

Beyond the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB.

The Professional Lacrosse League will be going straight to a tournament for all 7 teams starting 7/25, with a 1 week, 4 game round seeding round then 7 team single elimination.  Testing at home, then before  the tournament, then in tournamet.  20 televised games.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/06/premier-lacrosse-league-announces-plan-quarantined-tournament-hopes-its-model-can-be-indicator-others/

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« Reply #2: May 07, 2020, 08:50:39 AM »
Does Lacrosse normally function in a large stadium full of spectators ?
Yes. Although the pro leagues don’t draw that many fans. I believe the DC team plays in Navy’s stadium? 

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« Reply #3: May 07, 2020, 09:45:34 AM »
AEW returned to a live show last night with some friends and family in the audience rather than keeping the arena empty.

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« Reply #4: May 07, 2020, 10:03:44 AM »
Yes. Although the pro leagues don’t draw that many fans. I believe the DC team plays in Navy’s stadium? 
PLL is a different set up.  there are teams, but they travel to different cities and no team has a home town.  The season would have a stop in LA, Bal, Philly, Bos, DC, other good markets for lacrosse, and each team would play a couple of games over a weekend.  Last year was the first.  They sold the idea to NBC so they have a better TV deal than the old outdoor league.  Better players too.  It was put together by Paul Rabil, who is a player who had gotten wealthy off of his training videos.  So, essentially, this compresses the season into 10 days or so in one location that's convenient for NBC, and is in a slack period where maybe just baseball is the competition.

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« Reply #5: May 07, 2020, 10:15:23 AM »
PLL is a different set up.  there are teams, but they travel to different cities and no team has a home town.  The season would have a stop in LA, Bal, Philly, Bos, DC, other good markets for lacrosse, and each team would play a couple of games over a weekend.  Last year was the first.  They sold the idea to NBC so they have a better TV deal than the old outdoor league.  Better players too.  It was put together by Paul Rabil, who is a player who had gotten wealthy off of his training videos.  So, essentially, this compresses the season into 10 days or so in one location that's convenient for NBC, and is in a slack period where maybe just baseball is the competition.
Ok. Is the other league still around? 

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« Reply #6: May 07, 2020, 10:19:54 AM »
Ok. Is the other league still around? 

The National Lacrosse League (ex-Major Indoor Lacrosse League)? That one is still going (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lacrosse_League).

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« Reply #7: May 07, 2020, 10:22:41 AM »
The National Lacrosse League (ex-Major Indoor Lacrosse League)? That one is still going (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lacrosse_League).
That one plays indoors. There was another outdoor league also. Not sure the name.

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« Reply #8: May 07, 2020, 10:24:06 AM »
NWSL allowed training to start effective yesterday

https://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/article/nwsl-to-allow-individual-training-starting-may-6

Not huge draws, but the Spirit have sold out Audi when they played there

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« Reply #10: May 07, 2020, 05:11:06 PM »
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-paris-roubaix-and-vuelta-a-espana-clash-creates-super-sunday-of-racing/

Cycling has rescheduled many of its races.  Arguably, after the Tour de France, the next 3 biggest races are the one-day Paris-Roubaix "monument" and the two other mulit-week grand tours, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuleta a Espana.  In normal years, Paris-Roubaix is in March, often on Easter, the Giro is in May, the Tour in July, and the Vuelta is in late August / September.  This year, the Tour has been rescheduled to September. The Giro starts after that in October and will overlap with the start of the Vuelta, which runs into November.  The way the schedule now works, both the Giro and the Vuelta will race on Sunday 10/25, along with Paris-Roubaix. 

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« Reply #11: May 07, 2020, 05:35:01 PM »
NASCAR is going to let rednecks drive in circles without fans starting 5/17.

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« Reply #12: May 07, 2020, 05:40:41 PM »
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-paris-roubaix-and-vuelta-a-espana-clash-creates-super-sunday-of-racing/

Cycling has rescheduled many of its races.  Arguably, after the Tour de France, the next 3 biggest races are the one-day Paris-Roubaix "monument" and the two other mulit-week grand tours, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuleta a Espana.  In normal years, Paris-Roubaix is in March, often on Easter, the Giro is in May, the Tour in July, and the Vuelta is in late August / September.  This year, the Tour has been rescheduled to September. The Giro starts after that in October and will overlap with the start of the Vuelta, which runs into November.  The way the schedule now works, both the Giro and the Vuelta will race on Sunday 10/25, along with Paris-Roubaix. 

At least they aren’t making Roubaix a summer race

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« Reply #13: May 07, 2020, 06:09:29 PM »
At least they aren’t making Roubaix a summer race
good chance of rain

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« Reply #14: May 07, 2020, 06:20:21 PM »
good chance of rain

Snow would be awesome - but probably too far into the offseason

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« Reply #15: May 07, 2020, 06:56:52 PM »
good chance of rain

Cool. It’s not as if cobblestones get slick or anything.

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« Reply #16: May 11, 2020, 01:51:32 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/05/11/english-premier-league-gets-green-light-government-return/

June 1.  Not clear whether they will use neutral venues or regular venues with no fans.   The idea behind neutral venues is to avoid crowds outside stadiums.  Teams near the relegation zone object to neutral venues.

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« Reply #17: May 11, 2020, 01:57:10 PM »
Youth sports, but a big soccer tournament that was supposed to be in April in Richmond has been set for July, looks like things are going to be pushed back to normal

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« Reply #19: May 14, 2020, 12:29:30 PM »
Info on the Premier League plans to restart: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/52635005


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« Reply #20: May 14, 2020, 01:08:03 PM »
mls planning on all teams playing in orlando

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« Reply #21: May 14, 2020, 01:34:14 PM »
Info on the Premier League plans to restart: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/52635005



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« Reply #22: May 14, 2020, 01:35:53 PM »
mls planning on all teams playing in orlando

ugh.  I can't wait to see another event at Audi.  After attending an XFL game there I fell in love with the place.

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« Reply #23: May 14, 2020, 06:36:50 PM »
Nascar returns in June in Georgia.  No fans.

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« Reply #24: May 14, 2020, 07:35:46 PM »
Nascar returns in June in Georgia.  No fans.

So they already cancelled Bristol, Charlotte, and Darlington in May?