Orange County Mayor: NBA Will Play at Walt Disney World

While we’re still waiting on the final confirmation from Walt Disney World themselves, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings stated that the NBA will play at Walt Disney World.

In a press conference this afternoon, Demings was talking about some of the professional sports leagues coming to Florida and said that they NBA “will have competitive games” at Walt Disney World.

NBA will have competitive games…and all of this will take place out at Disney. Disney has gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of those players and the sanitation associated with the facilities that they will be living in and playing in, so that those games will be broadcast for our pleasure. We want to see those games continue.
Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor

As far as official statements go, the NBA has stated that their Board of Governors have voted in favor of playing at Walt Disney World, but that the vote was the “first formal step among many required to resume the season”. The NBA went on to say that the plan was contingent on an agreement from Disney.

While we still don’t have an official statement from Disney on the NBA coming to Walt Disney World, there have been enough leaks from NBA insiders to consider the deal all but official. Mayor Demings having visibility on the lengths that Disney is going to ensure the safety of the players is just another piece of confirmation of the plan, even if Disney hasn’t announced anything yet.

The NBA is currently looking at finishing their season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. When final details are announced, we’ll be sure to post them here.

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