Angels make $1.2 million in payments to ballpark employees

The Angels have issued payments totaling about $1.2 million to more than 1,800 game-day employees who are missing work because of the sport’s COVID-19 shutdown, the team said Sunday.

Further payments could be made as events warrant with the season still delayed indefinitely, spokesperson Marie Garvey said.

The employees were paid varying amounts based on their hours, job duties and normal rate of pay, Garvey said.

The Angels Ballpark Fund includes payments to concession, janitorial and security workers who are employed by outside companies to work at Angel Stadium.

“We understand the important contribution that all ballpark workers play in creating a memorable experience at Angel Stadium and have invested over $1 million to provide financial resources during this unprecedented time,” Garvey said in a statement. “Our organization took an inclusive approach and Angels ballpark employees received a one-time distribution this week.”

Major League Baseball announced last month that each club would contribute at least $1 million toward paying their game-day employees to compensate them for work lost because of the pandemic.