Mets pledge $1.2 million for seasonal staff

April 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK -- The Mets on Friday announced a $1.2 million program to provide financial assistance for seasonal gameday staff impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Mets employees and team vendors.

The majority of what the team is calling "need-based grants" will go to Mets ballpark employees, with the remainder earmarked for partner employees at Aramark, Alliance and Impark.

"The grants are intended to address the burden of paying for certain expenses arising from the pandemic associated with essentials such as food, medical care, shelter and other vital needs," the Mets wrote in a statement. "Our hope is that these grants will help to ease the hardship suffered by the many game day staff members who have been impacted by this crisis."

Funds will be distributed through the Mets' newly established COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Fund. For eligible employees, more information will be available at, beginning Monday.