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A list of every NBA or NHL team helping employees out of work due to coronavirus

TD Garden.Michael Dwyer/Associated Press

With the shutdown of NBA and NHL games for the foreseeable future, one group will be hit particularly hard: part-time workers at sports arenas.

To help offset the loss of wages, owners are stepping up. In cases where they’re not, some players are filling the void.

We’re tracking the list of organizations or individuals who have publicly stated their support.

In some cases, the arena is owned by the team; other teams just manage their arenas; some have no connection. This is a breakdown by team, with teams combined if they share an arena or ownership.

Anaheim Ducks: Owners will pay employees through March 31.


Arizona Coyotes: The ownership group announced Saturday that it would pursue a way to “assist” staffers.

Atlanta Hawks: Team owner Tony Ressler announced before the NBA shut down that he would compensate employees.

Boston Celtics and Bruins: TD Garden’s ownership, which also owns the Bruins, has not announced any assistance. A fundraiser started by fans has received $1,000 donations from a number of Bruins players, including Charlie McAvoy, Tuukka Rask, and David Pastrnak.

On Monday, the Globe reported that the Celtics will pay their part-time game night employees.

From the story:

"The employees under this umbrella include locker room attendants, the official scoring and statistic staffs, media room attendants, game-night performers and ball boys.

TD Garden is owned by Delaware North, so the Celtics do not employ arena workers who handle things such as concessions sales, maintenance and security. As of Monday the team was not involved in any larger Garden plan to offer those employees compensation. The Celtics have nine remaining regular-season games."

Brooklyn Nets: Team owner Joe Tsai responded to a tweet from Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie that they’re working on a plan.

Buffalo Sabres: Kim Pegula, CEO of the team ownership group, announced Saturday that employees would be compensated.


Calgary Flames: The Flames reversed a previous decision that part-time employees will not be paid, instead deciding to help workers.

Carolina Hurricanes: Team owner Tom Dundon said they will “do something” to help.

Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller said he would contribute if the team does not step up.

Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks: The two teams, plus leadership from the United Center, will make sure employees get paid.

Cleveland Cavaliers: After Kevin Love became the first player to announce a donation, the team leadership followed suit.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Leaders announced a plan Monday to pay workers.

Dallas Mavericks and Stars: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban led the charge among team owners, announcing a plan to pay American Airlines Center employees. It’s unclear if those lost wages will be compensated just for suspended Mavericks games or for Stars games as well. Cuban is part-owner of the AAC.

Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche: Kroenke Sports and Entertainment announced Saturday that they’d be helping workers.

Detroit Pistons and Red Wings: Illitch Companies is setting up a fund to cover the wages of part-time staff at Little Caesars Arena.

Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers stepped up on Saturday morning, announcing an assistance plan for employees.

Florida Panthers: Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky has put up $100,000 toward lost wages. His teammates will also contribute. Ownership will put up the rest.


Golden State Warriors: Players, owners and coaches are stepping up to donate a whopping $1 million to help Chase Center employees.

Houston Rockets: Rockets leadership is “working on” a plan to help employees who were scheduled to work at the Toyota Center.

Indiana Pacers: Bankers Life Fieldhouse employees will get financial aid for the nine home games the Pacers were set to play.

Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers, and Kings: The three teams are joining together to help Staples Center employees. The initiative was launched by the Lakers.

Memphis Grizzlies: Robert Pera, team owner, has pledged money to game-day employees.

Miami Heat: AmericanAirlines Arena employees will be compensated.

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo is donating $100,000 to help the staff.

Minnesota Timberwolves: No plans announced. But star Karl Anthony-Towns announced that he’ll be donating to the Mayo Clinic to help with the development of a vaccine.

Minnesota Wild: No plans announced.

Montreal Canadiens: The team announced Sunday it would contribute funds to workers who can’t get employment insurance.

Nashville Predators: CEO Scott Henry will make sure Bridgestone Arena employees will be paid.

“(Their jobs are) something they all rely on. Without events, they’re all going to be hurting. So, what we made the decision to do — at least through the weekend, the scheduled event of the SEC — any confirmed shifts they had from a part-time standpoint, we’re going to pay them for those shifts.”


New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson will pay the salaries of all arena staff workers for the next 30 days.

New Jersey Devils: David Blitzer and Josh Harris, who own the Devils, will pay event staff.

New York Islanders: Nets ownership announced it would pay all Barclays Center employees.

New York Knicks and Rangers: The Madison Square Garden Company is paying workers while coming up with a “short-term plan."

Oklahoma City Thunder: No announced plans.

Orlando Magic: On Monday, the owners of the Orlando Magic announced they would help employees.

Ottawa Senators: On Monday, the Senators’ owner announced he would cover pay for part-time employees.

Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers: Comcast Spectacor, which owns the Wells Fargo Center, will pay game-day employees, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Phoenix Suns: Part-time and hourly employees at Talking Stick Resort Arena will be paid.

Pittsburgh Penguins: PPG Paints Arena employees will be paid.

Portland Trail Blazers: Part-time arena employees at the Moda Center will be compensated.

Sacramento Kings: Golden 1 Center employees were promised assistance.

San Antonio Spurs: On Monday, the Spurs’ ownership group announced it would pay part-time employees.

San Jose Sharks: SAP Center employees will be paid.

St. Louis Blues: The Blues Employee Assistance Fund was announced on Monday. Players and ownership are contributing money, and fans may donate as well.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Team owner Jeff Vinik will pay employees through the end of March, including for events that would have been held had games not been canceled.


Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Raptors and the Leafs, were one of the first groups to announce they would help workers.

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player diagnosed with coronavirus, will donate $500,000 to support employees. Employees at Vivint Smart Home Arena will receive $200,000, with the rest going to Europe.

Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks announced Friday that they would help.

Vegas Golden Knights: No announced plans.

Washington Capitals and Wizrds: The 500 employees at Capital One Arena will be compensated for the 16 games they were expected to work.

Winnipeg Jets: The owner has said they will not pay part-time employees. “They work when we work.”

Katie McInerney can be reached at katie.mcinerney@globe.com. Follow her @k8tmac.