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Mark Murphy, President and CEO, Green Bay Packers, Photo: Axios

The Green Bay Packers will repurpose a space outside Lambeau Field as a voting site to allow voters in November to safely cast ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said at an Axios event on Tuesday.

The big picture: Sports teams around the country have volunteered to turn their home fields into voting stations because of easy access and their size, which allows for social distancing.

  • The Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets are among the NBA teams to have made the commitment. The MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers have also agreed to it.

Worth noting: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to "consider allowing their stadiums or indoor practice facilities to be used as election centers on Election Day," in a memo obtained by Axios' Kendall Baker

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Nov 4, 2020 - Sports

In photos: 33 pro sports venues serve as polling places on Election Day

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

33 pro sports venues were open as polling locations on Election Day, offering voters a more socially-distanced option to cast their ballots.

Venues by state: California (8), Texas (5), D.C. (3), Arizona (2), Indiana (2), New York (2), Maryland (2), Missouri (1), Colorado (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (1), Pennsylvania (1), New Jersey (1), Ohio (1), Illinois (1), Utah (1).

Congress passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Senate voted 69-28 to pass legislation Thursday night to fund the government until February 18.

Why it matters: The move staves off a government shutdown but lawmakers still have a busy month ahead: Congress needs to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling in a few weeks and Democrats are trying to pass their behemoth social spending bill.

DiDi to delist from NYSE under Chinese govt pressure

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings.

Why it matters: This reflects how geopolitical tensions are bleeding into the capital markets.