Los Angeles Wildcats vs. Seattle Dragons XFL game to resume without fans Sunday

CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Wide receiver Tre McBride #15 celebrates with running back Martez Carter #28 of the LA Wildcats after a touchdown in the first half of the XFL game against the DC Defenders at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 23, 2020

The Seattle Dragons will host the Los Angeles Wildcats at their regularly scheduled game Sunday without fans at CenturyLink Field, it was announced Wednesday.

Jeffrey Pollack, XFL President & COO, said in a statement

"Based on the proclamation issued Wednesday by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the Seattle Dragons will host the LA Wildcats this Sunday, as scheduled. The game will take place at 4pm PT at CenturyLink Field without fans in the venue. The game will be broadcast live, also as scheduled, on ESPN2."

Gov. Inslee banned gatherings and events of more than 250 people, with 273 COVID-19 cases in Washington as of Wednesday afternoon. 

The City of San Francisco banned large gatherings Wednesday, including Golden State Warriors home games, over the COVID-19 outbreak as event cancellations continue.


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Earlier this week, the NBA told its players to prepare to play for games without fans in response to the coronavirus crisis. 

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Currently, there are 27 cases of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, including the county's first COVID-19 death

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