The WNBA announced in early April that it would postpone the start of its season, originally scheduled for mid-May. But some National Basketball Association players have expressed concern about the isolated environment and distraction from the Black Lives Matter movement. The shortened regular season will consist of 22 games followed by a traditional playoff format. "We are excited to bring the Indiana Fever franchise to fans to watch in their homes in all 92 counties in the state as we build our championship culture for fans to engage with this season". Players would be housed at IMG and teams would hold training camps there as well. "And, despite the disruption caused by the global pandemic to our 2020 season, the WNBA and its Board of Governors believe strongly in supporting and valuing the elite women athletes who play in the WNBA and therefore, players will receive their full pay and benefits during the 2020 season".More news: Verstappen eyes Silverstone 'fighting chance' against Mercedes' untouchables
The WNBA is the latest sports league to announce a plan for games to return after a months-long shutdown to help combat spread of the coronavirus. The WNBA is still working out details with the players' union, but a recent proposal included opt-out options for players uncomfortable playing in the current environment.More news: John Wick Writer to Helm Splinter Cell Anime Series at Netflix
The league's announcement also stressed a commitment to giving players a platform to drive actionable social justice reform as protests of racial inequality and police brutality continue across the country. The complex will also put on the WNBA playoffs. "This is not only necessary from a humanitarian perspective, but it may be one of the biggest opportunities that this league has and will ever have".More news: Blue Jays weekend series against Phillies on hold
The WNBA is the latest sports league to announce plans to reopen, after virtually every sport suspended play months ago. "Our society has learned or perhaps has been reminded of an important lesson: women are integral to the economic stability of their families and their communities". The regular season will tip-off in late July after each squad gets ample time to train during training camp. However, fans of the WNBA can watch the games on ESPN, CBS and NBA TV.