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Detroit Free Press

With no fans allowed at Ford Field for at least another month due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Detroit Lions laid off a portion of their business-side staff this week.

The exact number of job cuts is unknown, and the Lions declined to say what percent of their approximately 300-person non-football work force was impacted by the layoffs.

“Consistent with organizational policy, we will not be issuing comment on internal business matters,” the team said in a statement to the Free Press.

Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions, is seen before drills at practice, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Detroit. (Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP)

The cuts came during the team’s bye week, and less than seven days after the organization