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Fever head to Florida for 2020 WNBA season

Noah Ferguson | 04 August, 2020, 02:14

While the National Basketball Association and the NBPA continue to finalize details about their own return to play later this summer, their WNBA counterparts announced on Monday a commitment to a return to play with a focus on 'social justice, ' including full salaries paid to every player in the shortened season, which will be played on the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida, which is near Tampa.

Each of the league's 12 teams will train and play starting next month at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., a neutral site as there are no current WNBA teams playing in the state. Our biggest disappointment with this news is the inability to play in front of our fans and at our new home, Gateway Center Arena.

The season is comprised of a 22 regular-season schedule followed by a traditional playoff schedule. The playoffs would begin in the middle of September and end in early October. The 2020 WNBA season was scheduled to begin May 15 before it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jackson said players are confident that the league will have the proper safety guidelines in place.

Players have until June 25 to tell their teams if they plan to participate.

The WNBA had a lot of momentum coming from a historic collective bargaining agreement that was ratified shortly before the pandemic hit. Those with high-risk medical conditions could decide not to play and still receive full pay.

"We know that this is not going to be flawless; it's not going to be ideal, "WNBPA CEO Terri Jackson said".

Players with children will be able to bring a caregiver with them. That is really appropriate for what our country needs right now. "We will continue to consult with medical experts and public health officials as well as players, team owners and other stakeholders as we move forward with our execution plan". She said the union's executive committee had a Zoom call with the league's doctors and the next step will be an all-player call with the doctors later this week. "This is not only necessary from a humanitarian perspective, but it may be one of the greatest opportunities this league has and will have". "We are excited to showcase our team on the court and our organization will continue to support the powerful platform we have to fight for social justice off the court".

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