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Tigers owners set up $1 million fund to pay part-time club and stadium staff

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park prior to the start of the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Jason Beck of reports that Ilitch Holdings, the holding company which owns the Detroit Tigers, announced today that it has set up a $1 million fund to cover a month’s wages for part-time game and event staff who have or who will lose work to coronavirus cancellations and postponements.

This, Beck reports, includes staff in Lakeland, Florida for staff for the six canceled Spring Training games and at Comerica Park in Detroit where the Tigers were supposed to open their season in two weeks.

Like a lot of things like this, one presumes that the Tigers example will be followed by other owners around the league. At the very least one certainly hopes it will be.

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