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Nation's No. 2 team to host GEICO Nationals.
The coronavirus continues to create obstacles for postseason high school and college sports across the United States as well as professional sports around the globe.
New York has played host to GEICO Nationals for the past six seasons, however due to concerns around the spread of the pandemic across the Big Apple, the event announced intentions to relocate this year's event in a statement Wednesday.
"Due to on-going health concerns posted by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to move the GEICO Nationals from Christ the King High School in Queens, NY to Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC," GEICO Nationals executive director Rashid Ghazi said in a statement. "The move will allow a majority of the 12 teams participating the ability to bus to the venue. Our goal for making the location change is to provide as safe an environment as possible for the health of the student-athletes, coaches and fans.
"We are grateful to Christ the King for their understanding and partnership, and also to Dorman for accommodating us on extremely short notice. We are still evaluating fan attendance and will make an announcement close to the event date. Team selection and brackets will be released later this week."
The field is expected to be released in the coming days.
This week, the Ivy League canceled its postseason basketball
tournament and all spring sports, while the Italian government has put a hiatus on all sporting
events and the WTA canceled the BNP Parabis Open in California.
Many state basketball tournaments and other postseason events are also being impacted, as Connecticut became the first state to cancel its winter high school sports tournaments on Tuesday.