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Are you ready for pro sports here?

Governor may extend invitation to play in SC

Gov. Henry McMaster stands ready to roll out the red carpet.

With Sunday's Darlington 400's success, professional sports are being considered in reopening our economy.

At its most recent meeting, McMaster’s AccelerateSC task force continued to build an economic plan.

The group discussed a plan for reopening athletic facilities and playing host to pro sports leagues.

States like Florida are extending invitations to pro sports to resume play in their available venues.

McMaster isn’t ruling anything out.

"We've had some interest reflected and we hope to be able to respond positively," he told WIS-TV...

The NBA, NHL, and MLS were all interrupted by the pandemic and are trying to come up with plans to finish their seasons.

"As you can imagine people are very, very hungry for sports," said James Burns, the executive director of AccelerateSC.

The governor added that South Carolina has much more to offer than just stadiums.

"Not only do we have great stadiums, but we have great beaches and we have great mountains and other things that people can enjoy," he said/

The AccelerateSC task force is also looking at the idea of reopening local athletic fields and facilities.

"I think that's under consideration right now and will be reported out to the full accelerateSC group,” Burns said.

 

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