New York City FC announced yesterday on Twitter that they have teamed up with minority owners the New York Yankees in an effort to provide financial relief to their gameday staff at Yankee Stadium in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that has swept the globe.
#NYCFC will partner with @yankees and contribute to a $1.4m COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for NYCFC gameday staff.— New York City FC (@NYCFC) April 2, 2020
NYCFC gameday staff members with questions on this fund, please reach out.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy.
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Since pretty much every major American sports league/event in the United States has been either suspended or cancelled since March 12 in order to adhere to the CDC’s warning to avoid large congregations of people until at least mid-May, the industry has suffered greatly. And some of the biggest effected in all of this are Yankee Stadium staff members who rely on both NYCFC and Yankees home games for their income.
To combat this, NYCFC and the Yankees have contribute $1.4 million to provide staff members a financial safety net until we can resume normal day-to-day life. Costs the two teams have dedicated to covering are essentials such as “food, medical care, shelter and other vital needs.”