Warriors to Play Nets In Closed Arena Thursday

Ruben Hill
March 18, 2020

The choice was revealed soon after the city as well as region of San Francisco revealed a two-week restriction on events of greater than 1,000 individuals in a proposal to slow down the spread of the infection.

Mayor London Breed issued the following statement Wednesday, banning such gatherings for the next two weeks.

The NBA's Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday they will play Thursday's game without any fans in the stadium. The Santa Clara ban affects the San Jose Sharks, who are scheduled to play home games at the SAP Center next week.

"We know that this Order is disruptive, but it is an important step to support public health", said Mayor Breed. We'll update this post whenever the National Basketball Association makes an official comment.

"We know cancelling these events is a challenge for everyone and we've been talking with venues and event organizers about the need to protect public health".

"We will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely to determine next steps for future games and events", the Warriors said.

The Warriors responded to the ban by announcing the game against the Nets will be played without fans, who will be refunded for the amounts paid for the tickets.

The Warriors will embark on a five-game road trip after tomorrow's game, taking them to Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Detroit, and NY before returning home on March 25.

The Warriors stated all various other occasions arranged at their residence location via March 21 will certainly be terminated.

If the virus clusters and forces a team out of its city and arena for a period of time, there has been discussion about moving games to the away opponent's arena if that city hasn't suffered an outbreak - or even moving games to neutral cities and sites, league sources told ESPN.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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