ANAHEIM -- After Major League Baseball announced on March 17 that all 30 clubs will commit $1 million to provide assistance to gameday workers, the Angels began sending paychecks to ballpark employees that weekend, and they’ve contributed more than the $1 million that was originally planned, the club announced Sunday.
The Angels were set to host their home opener on April 9 against the Astros before the start of the season was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We understand the important contribution that all ballpark workers play in creating a memorable experience at Angel Stadium and have invested over $1 million to provide financial resources during this unprecedented time,” the Angels announced in a statement. “Our organization took an inclusive approach and Angels ballpark employees received a one-time distribution this week.
“The Angels Ballpark Fund also supports concession, janitorial and security workers who are employed by other companies. These payments are based upon a variety of factors such as: hours worked, job duties and rate of pay. We hope this will provide some measure of assistance to these important members of our team until the season begins.”