SALT LAKE CITY — The games aren't being played. The workers, though, are still going to be paid.
The more than 1,000 part-time arena employees who work Jazz games will have funds placed in their next paycheck thanks to donations from Gail Miller, the Miller family and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, according to a Deseret News report, to help during the NBA's hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The report stated that the employees will all get an equal amount
Gobert announced last weekend that he would donate $500,000 — with $200,000 going to help out the Vivint Arena employees — to help communities affected by the novel coronavirus. The Miller family plans to match the $200,000 donation, according to the report.
In addition, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies is planning to provide temporary jobs for part-time workers from the arena and Megaplex Theatres who are currently out of work because of the COVID-19 crisis.