Trump hopes for fans at sporting events by August

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., President Donald Trump, and Chevron CEO Mike Wirth listen during a meeting with energy sector business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – As the sports world awaits a highly-anticipated but unknown return date, on Saturday they had an opportunity to potentially get a few answers.

Commissioners from all of the major sports leagues were part of a conference call with President Donald Trump around noon ET on Saturday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the call included 12 participants such as the NBA’s Adam Silver, the WNBA’s Cathy Engelbert, Rob Manfred from the MLB, Roger Goodell from the NFL, the NHL’s Gary Bettman, the PGA Tour’s Jay Monahan, Dana White from the UFC, Vince McMahon from WWE, NASCAR’s John Middlebrook or Jim France and MLS commissioner Don Garber. No representative from the NCAA was on the call.

Schefter also reports Trump said on the call he believes the NFL season should start on time in September. He also said he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September.

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