Sports world hit with cancellations as coronavirus continues to spread

Great American Ball Park remains empty as the scheduled Opening Day game is postposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

While on a walk with his dogs, a man looks through the locked gates at Dodger Stadium on Mar 26, 2020. Opening day between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With less than an hour left until what would have been first pitch, the ticket windows at Progressive Field were all closed in Cleveland, Ohio on Mar 26, 2020. The Indians were scheduled to play the Detroit Tigers, but the season has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rob and Michele Sommerfelt of Cleveland take a walk around Progressive Field on what should have been Opening Day in Cleveland, Ohio on Mar 26, 2020. T

A man works on repainting surfaces in an empty Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia on Monday, March 16, 2020.

A worker wearing protective gears disinfects as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Korea Baseball Organization has postponed the start of new season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

The empty baseball field at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Ga., on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. High school athletics in Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County are on hold for the foreseeable future.

Enock Mohamed of St. Paul, Minn. juggles a soccer ball on an empty mall at Allianz Field as the March 15, 2020 match between the New York Red Bulls and Minnesota United FC is postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Players of Gremio wearing masks before the match between Gremio and Sao Luiz as part of the Rio Grande do Sul State Championship 2020, to be played behind closed doors at Arena do Gremio Stadium, on March 15, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul issued a list of new guidelines to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus which included games played with closed doors and no public. According to the Ministry of Health, as of Saturday, March 14, Brazil had 121 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Deer Valley ski resort officially closed March 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Parent company Alterra Mountain Company closed all of their fifteen resorts.

Fans look out onto the empty practice field at George M. Steinbrenner Field were the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees has been canceled do to the COVID-19 virus. Major League Baseball is also delaying the start of the regular season by at least two weeks.

General view during the match between Gremio and Sao Luiz as part of the Rio Grande do Sul State Championship 2020, to be played behind closed doors at Arena do Gremio Stadium, on March 15, 2020 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Deer Valley ski resort officially closed March 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Parent company Alterra Mountain Company closed all of their fifteen resort.

A view of an empty Nippert Stadium following the suspension of the Major League Soccer regular season due to COVID-19 concerns. FC Cincinnati was set for the home opener against DC United on March 14, 2020.

Detailed view of discounted merchandise being sold on March 14, 2020 at a store in the CNN Center in Atlanta after the NCAA men's basketball Final Four was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Usually packed with people on game day, an empty plaza in front of a closed Staples Center on March 14, 2020. The LA Kings originally were scheduled to host the Anaheim Ducks.

A general view of the Wells Fargo Center where the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers for March 14, 2020 was cancelled after the postponement of the NBA season due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Security personnel are pictured near the closed entrances to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after the NCAA cancelled the remaining games of the Pac-12 Tournament.

A general view of signage at MAPFRE Stadium related to the suspension of the MLS season due to the COVID-19 virus on March 14, 2020.

Detailed view of a sign highlighting the suspension of the NBA season at State Farm Arena where a game for March 14, 2020 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks was cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Fans read a sign posted by Major League Soccer stating the decision to suspend matches for 30 days as a precaution to minimize the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 at BMO Field, home of Toronto FC.

A general view of an empty Inter Miami CF Stadium on March 14, 2020. Inter Miami originally was scheduled to play its first-ever home game against the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, MLS suspended matches for 30 days due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

A general view of BBVA Stadium as a match between the Seattle Sounders and the Houston Dynamo is postponed on March 14, 2020.

A look secures the gates at CoolToday Park following the cancellation of Major League Baseball spring training due to the Covid 19 coronavirus on Mar 13, 2020.

Crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, after the NHL season was put on hold due to coronavirus, Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Peru's Alianza Lima and Argentina's Racing Club play a Copa Libertadores soccer match at the Presidente Peron stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The match was played in an empty, closed door stadium as part of the government's measures to contain transmission of the new coronavirus.

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments, including the NCAA tournaments, because of the new coronavirus.

Alena Ellsworth and Anna Camp-Bennett of BYU embrace after the NCAA Indoor Championships at Albuquerque Convention Center were cancelled because of novel coronavirus on Mar 12, 2020.

Players with the University of Missouri baseball team wait in the baggage claim area of Chicago's Midway Airport Thursday, March 12, 2020, only to arrive in Chicago and then get notified that the team's SEC Conference opener with Alabama Friday, had been canceled.

A worker cleans the seats after the announcement of the cancellation of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2020 in Nashville.

Robert Black uses a hand sanitizer dispenser prior to the NCAA Indoor Championships on Mar 12, 2020.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during a press conference after it was announced that the Southeastern Conference Tournament was canceled due to Coronavirus concerns at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Pedro Neto, left, celebrates with teammates in an empty stadium on March 12, 2020.

The Michigan Wolverines against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is cancelled with no fans in attendance due to Coronavirus on Mar 12, 2020.

A Big Ten volunteer wipes down courtside area with bleach wipes during the halftime of the Indiana vs Nebraska first round Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament on Mar 11, 2020.

Marlboro and Hastings play during the Class B Regional Boys Basketball Semifinal on March 11, 2020. Due to coronavirus concerns the game was played without spectators.

Boston Celtics center Enes Canter wears a message on his shoes for fans to wash their hands as a precaution for coronavirus CoVid 19 on Mar 10, 2020.

Portland Trail Blazers fans wear protective suits and gloves and masks mocking the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the Moda Center on Mar 10, 2020.

Signs outside read that the NHL Season has been suspended after the Detroit Red Wings against the Washington Capitals game was postponed due to the coronavirus at Capital One Arena on March 12, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/sports/gallery/2020/03/12/sports-world-hit-cancellations-coronavirus-continues-spread/5038256002/

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