Today they had another meeting of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force and during the meeting we got a better look at what is planned for the NBA coming to Orlando and specifically Walt Disney World.
Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins, presented the plans for the NBA coming to the ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and Walt Disney World.
- 22 teams will travel to Walt Disney World on July 7th.
- They will arrive in travel groups with 35 people
- Upon arrival the travel parties will be quarantined to their rooms in three WDW hotels including: The Grand Floridian, Coronado Spring’s Destino Tower, and the Yacht Club. They are calling this the “campus community.”
- Regular testing began yesterday June 23, ahead of their travel to the Walt Disney World Resort.
- Testing will be on daily basis and if anyone tests positive they will be isolated.
- It will start with a 3-week training camp at the Wide World of Sports.
- Games will begin on July 30th with no spectators
- Games will be televised world wide
- Stringent Sanitation Processes will happen after every game, in practice facilities and weight rooms as well.
- Players are encouraged not to leave the campus, if they do they will go through quarantine again.
- Then he went on about how much exposure this will give Disney and the NBA. And he wrapped up his presentation discussing the social injustice platform they plan on promoting during the games to combat systemic racism and promote meaningful criminal and justice system reforms.
That’s most what was discussed in this section of the meeting. You can watch the meeting via YouTube:
It was pretty much the information we already knew with some added information about screenings, group sizes, and sanitation information.
Both Disney and the NBA are banking on the exposure this will generate for both organizations.
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Source: Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force
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