BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — TD Garden's hourly employees will get some financial assistance from the owner of the Bruins, after the arena was shut down due to coronavirus.
The NHL indefinitely postponed its season on March 12, putting thousands of hourly gameday associates across the nation out of work.
In a statement released nine days later, the team has announced Delaware North chairman and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and his family had established a $1.5 million relief fund for TD Garden's part-time gameday workers, who it says "will be financially burdened" if the Bruins don't play their six remaining regular-season games at the Garden.
Jacobs' announcement comes two days after Massachusetts Attorney General called him out by name for not establishing a fund earlier, telling the Boston Globe that "Delaware North, the Jacobs family, they need to step up here like other NHL teams have, like other owners have, and just find a way to get workers some relief.”
The move to set up a fund for TD Garden's part-time workers makes Jacobs the last NHL owner to make such an offer.
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