COVID-19: MLB potential stadium revenue loss by team 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that spread across the world at the beginning of 2020 was not only a big threat to public health, but also to the entire sports industry. The 2020 Major League Baseball season was scheduled to start on March 26, 2020, but was postponed indefinitely based on recommendations to restrict large gatherings of people for the upcoming weeks. This unprecedented move was covered extensively in the media with ramifications for both players and fans alike. Figures suggest that the New York Yankees could lose a potential 470 million U.S. dollars in stadium revenue as a result of the crisis.

Potential stadium revenue loss in the MLB due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States as of April 2020, by team

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

as of April 2020

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excludes local media revenue; before playoffs and net of stadium debt service

Supplementary notes

*The Texas Rangers were moving into a new ballpark this season that would have likely generated more revenue than the figure cited.

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