Grupo Orlegi provided 1400 care packages at Estadio Corona for stadium staff and game-day workers who have been unable to work since play was suspended in mid-March. The last match that was played in Territorio Santos Modelo was on March 15, however not all of the workers were there since the then emerging situation with the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to be played with no fans in the stands. The last match at TSM with fans and staff fully in attendance was on the first of March and ironically enough against Atlas, who is also owned by Grupo Orlegi.
Orlegi also provided care packages at Estadio Jalisco for the stadium and game-day staff for Atlas as well as care packages at Estadio Tamaulipas for the stadium and game-day staff for Tampico Madero FC (TMFC), which is also owned by Orlegi. All in all 3200 care packages were distributed across the three sites.
Orlegi has come under fire lately for Chairman Alejandro Irarragorri joining a bloc of other owners to end the system of promotion and relegation in Mexican soccer for five years as well as players with Santos and TMFC testing positive for COVID-19. This may do little to stifle the criticism coming from some circles, but it should be remembered that working toward the betterment of the greater community has always been a cornerstone of Orlegi’s philosophy.