Cardinals lay off two dozen as COVID-19 zaps revenue

The St. Louis Cardinals have cut their staff by more than two dozen employees, the St.Louis Business Journal reports. The decision was made as the franchise works through the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III said that the layoffs include employees from mostly sales and servicing and operations.

The 2020 season without fans has left Major League Baseball teams with huge revenue losses. The league has said that 40% of revenue is attendance-related. The Cardinals had overall attendance of nearly 3.5 million at Busch Stadium during the 2019 regular season, ranking second in MLB.

Minor League Baseball is expected to eliminate dozens of affiliated clubs when it resumes, KMOV reports. The Cardinals expect to lose two affiliate clubs through that process, contributing to the elimination of 12 full-time positions.

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