Coronavirus: MLS expecting $1 billion revenue loss as season resumption is agreed

5 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images "Major League Soccer will take a billion-dollar revenue hit due to the pandemic. And that's a function of lost revenue that regardless of what we're able to do, is going to be nearly impossible to generate at the levels that we need," said MLS commisioner Don Garber.

MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a conference call it would be "nearly impossible" to generate revenue at the levels needed.

Players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement which includes major salary cuts and a plan to resume the current season.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The MLS stands to lose a collective $1 billion in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to league commissioner Don Garber, who spoke after players agreed to resume the 2020 season. 

"Major League Soccer will take a billion-dollar revenue hit due to the pandemic. And that's a function of lost revenue that regardless of what we're able to do, is going to be nearly impossible to generate at the levels that we need," Garber said on a video conference call with reporters, according to ESPN.

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