Ravens Won’t Raise Ticket Prices or Impose Layoffs

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports the Baltimore Ravens aren’t planning to lay off employees during a potential lockout.

After the season ended, team president Dick Cass said there is a possibility that coaches might have to take pay cuts if there’s a work stoppage. However, they would earn full salaries if no games are missed.

“We’re not laying anybody off,” Cass said. “We made that decision a long time ago; we announced it to all of our employees. So, we are not laying off our employees. On the coaching side, we discussed this issue with the coaches a year ago now, entered into contracts for this upcoming season, the 2011 season, and we have provisions in the contract that in the event of a work stoppage, they might receive a pay reduction depending on how many games we play during the regular season. So, there might be initial… If there is initial pay reduction, they can earn it all back if we have a full season. That’s how we’re going to address it.”

The Ravens aren’t raising ticket prices.

“We looked at it this year and decided it was not a good time to raise prices, so ticket prices are remaining the same,” Cass said. “We will send out invoices for season tickets in the next week or so, and we’ll announce our plan in there on refunding money in the event any games are cancelled this year.

“One thing we are going to do is, we’ll pay interest on money if we do have games cancelled. And we’re not going to try to finance any work stoppage with the money we get from season ticket holders. We will hold that separate. That’s our plan.”

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