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Unused Rental Cars Stashed At SoCal Stadiums Amid Coronavirus Crisis

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — While many businesses have received bailouts from the federal government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, rental car companies have been left to fend for themselves.

And with so few people renting cars, businesses have been left with thousands of vehicles and no place to store them.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 20: An aerial view of stationed rental cars parked at Dodger Stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. With Major League Baseball's season delayed due to COVID-19 and rental cars in short demand with most travel curtailed, rental car companies have parked surplus vehicles at the lot as they have limited capacity to station them elsewhere. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

But that's where large-scale public venues, closed due to the pandemic, come in.

Parking lots at Dodger Stadium, Santa Anita Park and Angel Stadium were packed with cars as far as the eye could see.

Hertz said it plans to lay off 10,000 employees in North America.

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