Ravens will pay all stadium workers even if games are played without fans
Jan 6, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Detailed view of the Baltimore Ravens logo at midfield during an AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens are looking out for the people who work for them in a really big way.

The NFL is preparing for the potential that games may be played without fans in 2020. Regardless, the Ravens will pay all stadium workers, whether there are fans in the stands or not.

Ravens president Dick Cass recently held a conference call arranged by the United Way. During the call, he said the team has set up a fund to ensure no workers are laid off or furloughed.

“If we don’t have that kind of staff because we have a reduced crowd at the stadium, we are planning on creating an employees’ assistance fund,” Cass said, per the Associated Press, noting that “we have not terminated or laid off or furloughed anybody and we don’t intend to.”

During the same call, Cass did say he expects training camp to open on time. That’s something that we’ve been hearing consistently. Though, he mentioned teams “may have to make adjustments,” which is understandable given the challenges the pandemic have created.

The franchise has been proactive about helping the greater Maryland community. In addition to this fund that protects workers, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti recently donated $1 million to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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