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Mayor London Breed announces date professional sports can resume in San Francisco



© Sergio Estrada | 2019 Apr 28

It’s finally here.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced in a press conference on Thursday afternoon that professional sports will be allowed to take place within the city starting on June 15th. That means both the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors — who are unlikely to play until next season — would be able to host games starting next month, albeit with no spectators. When spectators would be allowed to attend is still to be determined.

Of course the Giants can not resume playing until Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association reach an agreement about compensation and the logistics surrounding a restart, something that is reportedly not close to happening. The sad irony is that if MLB does not reach an agreement, there won’t be professional sports in San Francisco until next the 2020-2021 NBA season.

Here’s a full list of the planned reopening timeline for the city of San Francisco:

Phase 2A – June 1st   

  • Child care
  • Botanical gardens
  • Outdoor museums and historical sites
  • Outdoor curbside retail for services with minimal contact (shoe repair, dog grooming, etc.)

Phase 2B – June 15th

  • Most indoor retail
  • Outdoor dining
  • Summer camps
  • Private household indoor services
  • Religious services and ceremonies
  • Outdoor exercise classes
  • Professional sports games, tournaments, and other entertainment venues with no spectators
  • Non-emergency medical appointments

Phase 2C – July 13th

  • Indoor dining with modifications
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Real estate open houses (by appointment only)

Phase 3 – Mid-August – to be determined, will be more than one sub-phase

  • Schools with modifications
  • Bars
  • Other personal services
    • Nail salons
    • Massage parlors
    • Tattoo parlors
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming pools
  • Indoor Museums

Phase 4 – Date to be determined

  • Concert venues
  • Live audience sports and performances
  • Nightclubs
  • Festivals
  • All hotels and lodging for leisure and tourism