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Blackhawks, Bulls to pay United Center gameday employees during suspended seasons

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Approximately 1,200 employees will be paid.

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Jerry Reinsdorf and Rocky Wirtz have joined together to pay United Center employees who are unable to work while the NBA and NHL seasons are suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday and the NHL followed Thursday. The Bulls, which are owned by Reinsdorf, have seven home games remaining on their schedule while Wirtz’s Blackhawks have six.