St Helens already feeling the hit of coronavirus pandemic, says Eamonn McManus

Drew Darbyshire

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus says his club are already feeling the hit of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rugby Football League and Super League announced earlier this week that all games have been suspended until April 3.

McManus said: “This is a complete unknown scenario.

“This is open-ended, you can’t quantify the liabilities here.

“Yes we’re in a good financial position but we probably have one of the higher cost bases as well.

“We run a stadium, we’ve got a conference and hospitality business seven days a week, that is already hit, and on top of that, our non match-day income is bigger than other clubs so our downside is higher.”

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