The Barclays Center – home to the Brooklyn Nets and numerous shows and sporting events – has been strongly impacted by the postponement of the NBA season and the banning of the state of New York at all meetings that attract more than 500 people after the global coronavirus pandemic.
As such, the site is feeling the effects of these proactive efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will provide relief for hourly employees to lessen the financial burden caused by the cancellation and postponement of various events.
"Hourly employees at the Barclays Center are the basis of the fan experience in the arena," says a statement released by Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets on Saturday (March 14). "Be a big smile when fans enter the building or keep the seats clean or ensure that the concession stands are stocked with their favorite items, they are on the front lines to make our fans feel special. They keep the lights on and the house is clean, and they are the first to arrive and the last to leave the building ".
The statement continues to ensure that the Barclays Center is committed to "providing hourly relief to employees from the salaries they would have received if Brooklyn Nets regular season games and non-Nets events at the Barclays Center continued as originally scheduled" .
Read the full Barclays Center statement below.