Coronavirus financial fallout: Employees pay cuts, job losses | Which leagues, teams, media companies are squeezing workers?

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on not just the sports calendar, but also the business of sports.


So which leagues, teams, and media companies are financially taking care of their employees during the pandemic? And which aren’t, as unemployment numbers skyrocket in America?

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Here’s a roundup, compiled from various reports:


Major League Baseball: Non-player employees will be paid through at least April 30.

Cleveland Indians: Trevor Bauer donated $10,000 and launched a GoFundMe campaign to help game-day workers across Major League Baseball.

Houston Astros: George Springer gave $100,000 to stadium workers.

Toronto Blue Jays: Part of a Toronto-wide charity effort for arena/stadium workers that also includes the Raptors and Maple Leafs.


NBA: Salaries reduced for commissioner Adam Silver and other top league executives.

Atlanta Hawks: Will continue to pay part-time employees.

Boston Celtics: Will pay game-night staff for rest of regular season.

Brooklyn Nets: Paying non-salaried arena workers through May.

Charlotte Hornets: Paying part-time arena workers through April 13.

Chicago Bulls (and Blackhawks): Paying game-night employees through rest of both seasons.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love gave $100,000 to arena workers. Cavaliers then…

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