Super Bowl LV will now have 22,000 fans in attendance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The teams participating in the Super Bowl will unfold this weekend. What is already determined is that 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers will attend the Super Bowl. Furthermore, the healthcare workers are receiving free tickets and gameday experiences per NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell said the following in regards to healthcare workers.
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude. We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings.”
Super Bowl LV precautions
The NFL implemented an extensive COVID-19 protocol for the Super Bowl. They are working with the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and local healthcare systems to safely host 22,000 vaccinated health care workers and fans.
“Florida is proud to host Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to crown the champion of an unprecedented NFL season.” said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. “On behalf of Floridians and football fans across the nation, I’d like to thank the many men and women who worked hard to make this game a reality, especially our frontline health care workers who have worked tirelessly over the past year to keep people safe. I look forward to the positive impact this game will have on the Tampa Bay area, and my family and I can’t wait for the big game!”
The Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, February 7th in Tampa Bay, Florida at 6:30 pm EST. CBS is airing the event for everyone else. Additionally, the NFL plans to honor all healthcare heroes around the country during the broadcast. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be announcing the game.