Last Updated on June 2, 2020
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to Host Remainder of NBA Season
Per Walt Disney World sources, Disney and the NBA have agreed that Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is likely to be the primary host resort for the NBA when they resume the season. Sources say an agreement may be reached this week, which will allow preparations to move quickly.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 2, 2020
Keith Smith reported from “Walt Disney World sources” that Disney’s “Coronado Springs” will be the host resort for the NBA when the season resumes. Keith reports that the agreement will be finalized in the first week of June, which signals the NBA is getting closer and closer to returning to play. Disney World has always been a magical place, but which team will win a championship there? We will see, it looks like.
Woj Reports Disney for the NBA Season Resume Plan
UPDATE* – ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski addressed the latest scenarios for the NBA’s regular season to resume at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 25, 2020
Maybe Disney World is, “where (NBA) dreams come true.”
After weeks of back and forth between two potential host cities, The Athletic’s NBA Insider Shams Charania is reporting that the city of Orlando and Walt Disney World has become a frontrunner for a return to NBA basketball in 2020.
Add this rumor/news to the many other 2020 NBA season restart updates we have been covering since COVID-19 shut down the season.
The NBA has Orlando/Disney World as a clear frontrunner for return-to-play site for resuming 2019-20 season, sources tell me and @sam_amick. Orlando has gained significant seriousness among other cites such as Las Vegas.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 20, 2020
Charania’s report does not include any further updates on when the season would likely begin, but according to his sources, a condensed version of a training camp would likely begin in the middle of June, with games beginning back up in mid-July.
Orlando and Vegas were not the only cities up for consideration. Charania also referenced that Houston would also have gotten major consideration, but Orlando’s ability to have a private property to house everything on-site was considered, “the most appealing of all the possibilities all along.”
Sources from Walt Disney World tell me: "We are confident we'll be hosting the NBA in some fashion. It may not be the entire league, but we believe the NBA will be here to at least finish part of their season. Still hurdles to cross, but we are preparing as if that is the case."
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 20, 2020
Back on May 12th, NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated that he intended to make a decision on the future of the remaining season within a two-to-four week stretch.
Disney World is reportedly on track to win the bid to become the NBA’s lone playing site, with games starting mid-july. 👀 pic.twitter.com/8P2ACjdLUX
— theScore Bet (@theScoreBet) May 20, 2020
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