The three-month completion of the 19-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World will cost the league more than $150 million.
The league is housing 22 teams plus support staff at three resorts, has arranged for seven practice courts and is playing games at three arenas during the quarantine.
The NBA is not calculating loss of ticket revenue in this estimate. The league is projecting to lose more than $1 billion in revenue due to COVID-19.
"It comes into play that we feel an obligation to our sport and to the industry to find a new normal," NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Time magazine earlier this week. "It doesn't come into play in terms of dollars and cents because, frankly, it's not all that economical for us to play on this campus. It's enormously expensive."