NBA in talks to resume season at Disney complex in Florida in late July

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The NBA season was paused in March: Getty Images

The NBA has confirmed talks with Disney about resuming the season in late July at a facility in Florida.

The season was brought to a halt on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic but league officials are now exploring the possibility of holding games at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

All games, practice sessions and housing of the players would be staged at the venue in Orlando.

NBA chief communications officer Mike Bass said: "The NBA in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory discussions with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida as a single site campus for games, practices and housing."

UFC has already returned to action in Florida, holding three shows in eight days at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville earlier this month.

Additional reporting from Press Association