The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home. After the Santa Clara county on Saturday, it banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the area.
Rules on the directive to bank contact sports will take effect Monday and will last until December 21. The 49ers have home games scheduled for December 7 against Buffalo and December 13 against Washington at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Wherein the sports betting odds are being prepared for the sports comeback. The team also practices at that sire in the county.
A Need to Find a Temporary New Home
The 49ers are working with the NFL and partners on operational plans to find a temporary new home. Also, they will be able to share the details when confirmed. Furthermore, the NFL and 49ers prepared possible back-up plans before the season.
It is in case that the Niners need to move their operations and have an NFL stadium ready for games. Sports betting on where to bet on sports will be halted until the country has lifted the ban.
Other Affected Games
Aside from the NFL, the rules also will impact the San Jose Sharks of the NHL and college teams at Stanford and the San Jose States. Those teams will not be able to play games or have practices where they have direct contact within the county.
Along with banning contact sports, the new rules also require anyone who traveled more than 150 miles from the country to quarantine for 14 days. The 49ers are playing Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams but will return from the trip before the rules go into effect.
The NHL hasn’t announced a date for the start of training camp. However, the Sharks have said they would look into alternate sites if needed. Also, several Sharks players have been holding informal workouts at the team facility in small groups. Try to catch them and other favorite sports and make sure that you won’t miss to bet on volleyball and other sports when available.