Governors from California, New York and Texas said Monday that professional sports could resume in their states in the near future.
All major sports have been shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is encouraging major sports teams in the state to plan to reopen without fans.
"Hockey, basketball, baseball, football -- whoever can reopen -- we're a ready, willing and able partner," Cuomo said during his daily press conference.
"I think this is in the best interest of all the people and the best interest of the state of New York."
Governors in Florida and Arizona previously announced that their states were open to have pro sports resume.