Back in March when the pandemic began, Tom Cantone remembers sitting in his darkened offices in the Mohegan Sun Arena grasping for ways to bring back the jobs that were on hold. One call to Viacom produced a “residency” for their MMA and boxing shows. That set the stage for “Bubbleville,” a plan to host four pre-season basketball tournaments usually held at other locations. Cantone explains how each of these plans came about and how the procedures had to be designed from scratch. As some of the first sports to return during the pandemic, the arena became the only indoor venue offering sporting events in the U.S. Cantone spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home in Connecticut during a snowstorm in December.
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