COVID-19 Status Tracker: Sports Business Impact

A basic breakdown of where leagues and properties stand in the coronavirus pandemic. Send any additions or updates to editorial@teammarketing.com.

 

CANCELED

British Open: Updated: 2020 Open has been canceled, with the 2021 event to be held at Royal St. George’s; Scheduled July 16-19, 2020, at Royal St. George’s, with R&A “continuing to work through [their] options

CHL, OHL, QMJHL and WHL: Update: Playoffs for all three leagues and 2020 Memorial Cup canceled; Remainder of regular season canceled

ECHL: Remainder of season canceled

NCAA: All remaining Winter and all Spring sports canceled

Korn Ferry Tour: Six events have been canceled to date; See Suspended/Postponed below for additional info

LPGA: Play suspended until Jun 19 (see Suspended/Postponed below for additional info) with these cancelations:

MASL: Update: Remainder of season canceled; Remainder of regular season canceled, with postseason TBD

NLL: Remainder of regular season canceled; Playoffs TBD

PGA Tour: Eight events have been canceled to date; See Suspended/Postponed below for additional info

PGA Tour Champions: Three events canceled including Mastercard Japan Championship (Jun 8-14); See Suspended/Postponed below for additional info

SPHL: Remainder of season canceled

USHL: Remainder of season canceled

Wimbledon: Update: 2020 event canceled; AELTC is continuing to evaluate all scenarios with playing behind closed doors already ruled out

XFL: Remainder of season canceled

 

SUSPENDED/POSTPONED

AHL: Season paused until May

ATP: Suspended through July 13; at least June 7

F1: Earliest return is Jun 12-14 (Grand Prix du Canada) with eight 2020 races either postponed or canceled

Frontier League: Delaying scheduled May 14 start of season with resumption timing TBD; also delaying FL Tryout Camp and Draft scheduled for Apr 27-28 in Avon, Ohio

Korn Ferry Tour: Play suspended through May 17, with two of eight events postponed

LPGA: Play suspended until Jun 19 (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G) with these alterations:

  • Volvik Founders Cup — Originally Mar 19-22, now TBD
  • Lotte Championship (Ko Olina, Hawaii) — Originally Apr 15-18, now TBD
  • Hugel-Air Premia L.A. Open (Los Angeles, Calif.) — Originally Apr 23-25, now TBD
  • LPGA Mediheal Championship — Originally Apr 15-18, now TBD
  • Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Simply Give in Grand Rapids, Mich. — Originally Jun 11-14, now TBD

*The championship will still be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, but given the Dec timeframe and resulting loss in daylight, both the Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit courses will be used for the championship.

MLBUpdate: MLB considering numerous contingency plans; Opening Day delayed until at least mid-May

MLS: Season suspended until at least May 10 and “evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in Dec“; Updated: training moratorium extended through Apr 24

Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada): Four Qualifying Events cancelled through May 1

NASCAR: Season suspended through May 3; Next Gen car rollout pushed back from 2021 to 2022; races impacted that NASCAR intends to reschedule:

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway — Mar 13-15
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway — Mar 20-22
  • Texas Motor Speedway — Mar 27-29
  • Bristol Motor Speedway — Apr 3-5
  • Richmond Raceway — Apr 17-19
  • Talladega Superspeedway — Apr 24-26
  • Dover International Speedway — May 1-3

NBA: Season suspended indefinitely

NFL: OTAs cancelled; NOTE: NFL Draft to still be held Apr 23-25, but without public events

NHL: Season paused indefinitely with mid-May earliest possible return

NPF: 2020 Opening Day and games through Apr 17-19 canceled; NPF Draft (originally Mar 30) postponed indefinitely with next update promised May 1; In addition, the Aussie Peppers team will not participate in the 2020 season

NPSL: Canceled summer season

NWSL: Update: Training moratorium extended through May 5, 2020; Season impacted and delayed; All preseason matches canceled

NTT IndyCar: Earliest return is May 30 (Streets of Detroit Race 1)

PBR: Earliest return for events is May 1

PGA Tour: Updates: Wyndham Championship (regular season finale) and all three FedExCup Playoffs events moved one week later, starting the week of Aug 10 and concluding with a Mon, Sept 7 (Labor Day), 2020, finish for the TOUR Championship. Play suspended through the PGA Championship (May 14-17), events impacted include:

PGA Tour Champions: Play suspended through May 10, with one event rescheduled and one postponed

PGA Tour Latinoamérica: All events through May 31 (8 total) postponed

PGA Tour Series China: All events through May 10 (6 total) postponed

UFC: Postponed three cards (UFC London, UFC Columbus and UFC Portland) with earliest return Apr 18; UFC still plans to hold UFC 249 in Apr, however, it will not take place at Barclays Center, with any additional details TBA

USL: Season suspended indefinitely, with training moratorium through at least May 10; through at least Apr 5

WTA: Suspended through July 13; at least June 7

 

RESCHEDULED

Copa America: Rescheduled to Jun 11, 2021

Euro 2020: Rescheduled to Jun 11, 2021

French Open (Roland-Garros): Rescheduled to Sep 20-Oct 4, 2020

Indianapolis 500: Moved to Aug 23, 2020

Kentucky Derby: Rescheduled to Sep 5, 2020

LPGA: Play suspended until Jun 19 (Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G) with these alterations:

*The championship will still be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, but given the Dec timeframe and resulting loss in daylight, both the Cypress Creek and Jackrabbit courses will be used for the championship.

Masters: Update: Rescheduled for Nov 9-15, 2020; Postponed indefinitely

PGA Championship: Now Aug 3-9, 2020 (originally: May 11-17)

PGA Tour Champions: Regions Tradition moved from May 4-10 to Sep 21-27, 2020

Tokyo 2020/IOC: Update: 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games have been pushed back by one year to Jul 24-Aug 9, 2021 (original dates: Jul 23-Aug 8, 2020), and the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games to Aug 24-Sep 4, 2021 (original dates: Aug 25-Sep 5, 2020).; Pushing back Tokyo 2020 to be held some point before end of Summer 2021; Will make decision week of Apr 20

U.S. Open (Golf): Now Sep 14-20, 2020, at Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (originally: June 15-21)

 

TBD/NOT MOVED

Ryder Cup: Remains Sep 22-27, 2020, at Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisc.

Tour de France: Scheduled Jun 27-Jul 19

WNBA: WNBA Draft scheduled for Apr 17, 2020, start of training camp on Apr 26 and season tip-off on May 15

WTT: Season scheduled to begin Jul 12, 2020, will provide an update Apr 6, 2020

 

Updated Apr 8, 2020, 10:54am CT