California Governor Gavin Newsom Outlines Reopening Plan, With Games At Dodger Stadium Part Of Stages 3 & 4
California Governor Gavin Newsom
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlined a plan with multiple stages to reopen the state, focusing on essential businesses first and also noting when sports games — with and without fans — would come.

That is of particular interest for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the prospect of potentially playing a portion of the 2020 Major League Baseball season at Dodger Stadium. Newsom had previously cautioned against the expectation of games being played with fans in attendance.

“The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible, at best, until we get to herd immunity and we get to a vaccine,” he said during a recent daily address.

“So large-scale events that bring in hundreds, thousands, tends of thousands of strangers all together across every conceivable difference of health and otherwise, is not in the cards based upon our current guidelines and expectations.”

Without providing much a timeline, other than to note the latter stages are months away, Newsom on Tuesday outlined the stages he envisions California reopening.

As MLB continues to evaluate multiple scenarios to begin and stage the 2020 regular season, the likelihood of fans attending games at Dodger Stadium this year grow more grim by the week. That could have implications on the 2020 MLB All-Star Game, which for now remains scheduled.

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