NBA shares images of practice court installations in Orlando
The NBA is ramping things up in Orlando, Fla., ahead of the league’s scheduled restart later this month, and the latest development on that front involves the installation of practice courts at at an area resort hotel.
The 22 teams participating in the NBA’s return-to-play plan are expected to begin arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 7, so the league is on the clock to ensure acceptable practice facilities. To demonstrate its up to the task and making progress, the NBA shared images of practice court floors getting installed in the convention center space at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort.
Laying down the practice floors!— NBA (@NBA) July 2, 2020
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The league will tip off its much-deliberated restart on July 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It was reported earlier this week that the league is absorbing a $150 million-plus price tag to finish off the season in Orlando. The costs associated with installing practice courts obviously is only a small portion of the NBA’s financial hit.
That being said, holding the season in this manner protects the league from even further financial damage, which is estimated to have already amounted to a projection of $1 billion in lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.