(WRIC) — The NFL is currently in their offseason but COVID-19 has forced them into change.
From April’s draft behind held virtually, to planning for ticket refunds.
Thursday the NFL will release their 2020 schedule and is currently planning on a normal season, however, they have made the decision to cancel international games planned for London and Mexico City.
“After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans in the U.S., Mexico and U.K.,” said Christopher Halpin, an NFL executive vice president. “We greatly appreciate the support of our governmental and stadium partners in Mexico and the United Kingdom, who all agree with this decision, and we look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season.”
The NFL regular season begins in September but other leagues, like the NBA and NHL, are still hoping to wrap up their current season following March suspensions.
Meanwhile, Major League Baseball has been on pause since stopping Spring Training in March and are looking for ways to resume. Tony Clark of the MLB Players Association told ESPN that the MLBPA has “not received anything formal that details an actual plan” for resuming a season from MLB.
The KBO League (Korea Baseball Organization) opened their 2020 season Tuesday and could be a guide for Major League Baseball when it comes to playing games.