DENVER—As medical experts, public health agencies, and government officials around the world work tirelessly to better understand and stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is joining the fight to bring greater awareness to the situation by working with government agencies, medical experts, and grassroots organizations. KSE is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment companies with thousands of full and part-time employees impacted by COVID-19. KSE is working nonstop to ensure all employees are safe and educated on all aspects of the pandemic.
“Denver is an incredibly resilient city”, said KSE Vice-Chairman Josh Kroenke. “We have met tragedies and uncertainty head-on many times before, and we are doing so again now. The impact COVID-19 is having on our health and business communities is unprecedented. We are not health experts. However, we are business and community leaders, and we all have a role to play in helping one another. Please take this threat very seriously for the benefit of yourself and your loved ones, and please regularly check CDC and WHO websites for updates and greater information.”
The threat of COVID-19 has led to the temporary suspension of all major sports leagues across North America and Europe. In addition, KSE has suspended all events at Pepsi Center, Paramount Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and 1STBANK Center for 30 days.
“It is a very trying time for our tight-knit sports community, but more importantly for human beings in general,” Kroenke said. “My father and I have personally had many conversations with coaches, players, executives, and support staff from our teams and clubs around the world, and it is inspiring to hear the determination to not only get through this difficult period but also to help and motivate others while doing so. From all of us here at KSE and on behalf of my family, please stay smart, stay safe, and support one another. We look forward to seeing all of our fans back in our venues at the appropriate time!”