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Sport Here's the massive price tag the NBA is reportedly paying to play its season at Disney World

07:52  01 july  2020
07:52  01 july  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Disney World features 12 on-site basketball courts, enough hotel rooms for the entire league and a state that has been aggressive in trying to host sporting events. As sports leagues throw around possible ways to return to action amid the coronavirus, the NBA is reportedly considering an

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So many parents out there can attest to one hard fact: Disney World is expensive. The hotels are expensive. The food is expensive. The parks are expensive. We could only imagine how expensive it would be to rent out a sizable chunk of the campus to play the rest of the NBA season.

However, we now have a number on what that plan is costing the NBA. It is not small.

The NBA’s Disney World price tag

During an episode ESPN’s “The Jump,” Brian Windhorst reported that the NBA bubble will cost the league $150 million, or $1.5 million per day for 22 teams to play eight regular season games then the playoffs.

“The Orlando bubble is costing the NBA more than $150 million,” Windhorst said. “More than $1.5 million a day to put on, not to mention all the lost revenue they have from not being able to sell tickets.”

It’s not difficult to see how the NBA could rack up that large a bill. The league is paying exclusive control of three resorts — including Disney World’s flagship, Grand Floridian — for up to three months, plus use of the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. There’s also the matter of staffing all those properties and the resources, food and entertainment required to keep the players happy.

$150 million is a lot of money, and it also might just be the cost of doing business during a pandemic. For many reasons, Disney World was uniquely equipped to accommodate the NBA’s needs while creating something resembling a bubble. That might be why Major League Soccer is using the complex too.

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Players will be tested daily at the Disney campus, said Silver, who does not plan to be on site for The NBA is among numerous leagues and sports governing bodies in North America to see positive COVID-19 tests among its ranks in recent days, with the Denver Nuggets reportedly closing the team

NBA insider Ramona Shelburne joins SportsCenter to give an inside look at the reactions from players and teams around the league on the NBA exploring to resume the season in July at Disney ' s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

a small clock tower in front of a house: Resorts like the Grand Floridian don't come cheap. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Resorts like the Grand Floridian don't come cheap. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant: ‘I probably wouldn’t have played’ in Orlando due to coronavirus .
Kevin Durant won’t be suiting up in Orlando when the NBA attempts to resume its season next month anyways. If he were healthy, however, Durant doesn’t think he’d choose to join the Brooklyn Nets at Disney World. The risks with the COVID-19 pandemic — especially down in Florida — would have scared him off. "I feel, me right now, I probably wouldn't have played because the unknown going into that situation looks crazy right now, seeing so many new [coronavirus] cases," Durant said on the Dawg Talk podcast on Thursday. "It's just so unpredictable. It's easy for me to say right now because I'm injured, but I probably wouldn't have went down [to Orlando].

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