Just as I read and got excited in the first paragraph, well, some update is better than the awful communication from the league we have had for weeks now, but there are all these qualifiers and it's as if there are some sniveling attorneys waiting in the wings the way this is all laid out. Damnit.
It all points to a period in mid-June when the league will have to assess whether its new start date is attainable.
“Aug. 5 is based on a lot of conversations with public health authorities that we would have a lot more information and will see a real decline as this third wave passes through,” said commissioner Randy Ambrosie. “With more and more people getting vaccinated, there’s a lot of indication that early June will give us more information for a final decision to go.
“In early June we’ll be collecting all of our data and be in contact with public health officials.”
Ambrosie said he could not be specific about what percentage of stadiums would have to be open to fans for the league to play, given the different capacities.