USL Championship sets projected return date

Posted at 12:34 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 03:34:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Lights FC announced that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted on Thursday in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.

Additional information on the competition format, scheduling, broadcast, and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks.

And the team said it's important to note that the league's return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines.

The USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols, according to the Lights.

To USL supporters across the country, the team said it is grateful for the support throughout the process and look forward to being back in action.

"Today the United Soccer League has taken the first of many required steps to potentially return to play for the remainder of the 2020 season. To be very clear, Lights FC understand many more important steps are needed to ensure this can ultimately be done safely & prudently," said Lights FC owner Brett Lashbrook. "We also understand that the likelihood remains that initial home matches would be played with no capacity or limited capacity per the current direction of state government & local health officials. We hope to have more details to share with our fans in the coming days and weeks ahead."