On Saturday afternoon President Trump met with heads of all the major league sports commissioners via teleconference to provide an update on where the country currently is at with the pandemic.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter Trump told the commissioners that he believes the NFL season will start on time in September and that he hopes fans will also be allowed to crowd stadiums in August/September.
Trump reportedly broached the idea of the sports leagues to lobby for tax credits for fans.
Trump also raised the idea of the leagues working together to lobby for tax credits that used to exists for fans, such as the ability to deduct concessions and tickets from taxes, sources said. That would be a way for leagues to jumpstart fans ability to return to stadium in a difficult economy.
California Governor Gavin Newsom was not as optimistic as Trump about the return of the NFL with fans in September.