Florida has followed in the footsteps of Arizona by announcing it is open to profe sional sports teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gov. Ron DeSantis cleared the way in his state Wednesday."All these profe sional sports Paul O'Neill Jersey are going to be welcomed in Florida," DeSantissaid in a news conference."That may not be the case in every other state in this country, as we've seen.MORE: "So what I would tell commi sioners of leagues is, if you have a team in an area where they just won't let them operate, we'll find a place for you here in the state of Florida. Because we think it's important and we know that it can be done safely."Arizona Gov. Doug Duceyopened the Johnny Damon Jersey door for sports to return to hisstate without fans beginningSaturday.The NBA, NHL and MLS seasons have been placed on hold, andthe start of the 2020 MLB campaign has been delayed, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The United States has been the hardest-hit country, withmore than 1.4 Brian Roberts Jersey million confirmed cases and over 85,000 deaths."There's been reports that Major League Soccer may want to have their season in Orlando. Do it. We want to have you here," DeSantis said. "We want to have the basketball (NBA) practicing again. We would love to have the Major League Baseball."And I think the me sage is that our people are Roger Maris Jersey starved to have some of this back in their lives. Its an important part of people's lives. So we want to be able to do that. I think we can certainly do it in a way thats been safe."The UFC is already operating in Florida; it staged UFC 249 behind closed doors last weekend and has two Fight Night events Gary Sanchez Jersey lined up this week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Last month, WWE held WrestleMania 36 at its Performance Center in Orlando, also with no fans.Material from The A sociated Pre s was used in this report.