Honda Center in Southern California Will Pay All Part-Time Staff Through June

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An exterior view of the Honda Center prior to a game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center on Oct. 10, 2018 in Anaheim, Calif.

Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli announced Thursday (April 2) they will pay all of their sports and event management companies' part-time employees through June 30 for current or future rescheduled, postponed or canceled events. The announcement will impact all 2,100 part-time staff members that work at the Honda Center in Anaheim, the home of the National Hockey League's Ducks.

According to Anaheim Arena Management, which operates the Honda Center, the decision was made in order to help minimize the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on staff and their families.

"The Samueli family's primary concern is the welfare of their employees," said president and CEO of Anaheim Arena Management Tim Ryan in a release. "Today is another example of their kindness, generosity and support for the local community. As a result of their decision, 2,100 dedicated part-time staff members will have one less immediate concern during this significant health crisis. We join them in wishing everybody good health during this unprecedented time."

Since the coronavirus pandemic has shut down major events across the globe, Honda Center has been forced to cancel or postpone shows, including a conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama, concerts from Michael Bublé and Ozuna. Also affected are all programs at affiliated ice and inline venues. Part-time employees will be paid for every event previously set to take place between April 1 and June 30 that does not occur as scheduled.

As of now, shows are still currently scheduled to take place at Honda Center in May, include performances by Journey and James Taylor with Jackson Browne.