The New York Yankees and New York City Football Club on Thursday announced a $1.4 million distress fund for stadium workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Full-time and part-time stadium staff will be eligible for the needs-based grant initiative, the organizations announced in a joint statement.
“Our hope is that these grants will provide a degree of assistance for those game day staff members impacted by this crisis, even though we recognize that the vast array of personal needs during this unprecedented time cannot be completely satisfied by these measures,” the Yankees and New York Football Club said.
The soccer team shares the stadium with the Yankees.
The grants are intended to help provide funds for essential services such as food, shelter and medical costs.
Financial assistance will be determined based on need and at the sole discretion of the Yankees, according to the team.
Major League Baseball announced last month it would delay the start of the season due to social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.