The 76ers Fieldhouse has postponed sports performance and programs due to the coronavirus on Monday.
The 140,000-square-foot complex serves as home for the Sixers’ NBA G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. The multiple-sports facility also hosts high school, AAU and travel-team games and camps. The Titus Human Performance, which also operates at the complex, will remain open for scheduled appointments. However, it is taking necessary cleaning and screen precautions.
This suspension comes at no surprise. The NBA closed league training facilities to players and staff members Friday. Americans are encouraged to remain home as part of social distancing in efforts to contain the coronavirus.
The NBA and NBA G-League suspended their seasons on March 11. At the time, the Blue Coats shut down all programming. The remainder of the G-League season is expected to be canceled.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced March 12 that NBA play would be suspended for at least 30 days. However, the NBA may not resume play until June at the earliest. The remainder of the G-League is expected to be canceled.
Three members of the Sixers organization have tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the number of known coronavirus cases within the NBA to 14.