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22,000 to attend Super Bowl LV, including 7,500 health-care workers




The NFL has announced that 22,000 fans will be allowed to attend Super Bowl VL, including 7,500 vaccinated health care workers. 

In a time marked by considerable loss in revenue for sports leagues, the NFL’s gesture to invite health care officials to the “Big Game” is thoughtful.

In a recent press release, the NFL stated that workers from all 32 team locations would be allowed free of charge inside the Raymond James Arena, and all will have taken both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

On a video conference call, Commissioner Roger Goodell commended a group of workers from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

“I’ve seen the work that you do…we owe you our ongoing gratitude,” Goodell said. “I want to personally invite each member of your team…to be our guest at the Super Bowl.”

For many sports fans, the return of in-game attendance has been long desired. Prior to making this decision, the NFL held discussions with the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, area hospitals, and health care systems to be sure that the attendees could be hosted responsibly.

Along with the health care workers, the additional 14,500 fans will be required to wear masks, and social distance in order to prevent any spread of the coronavirus. 

The NFL also plans to honor the healthcare “heroes” inside the stadium and during the broadcast “through a variety of special moments.” 

The remaining teams set to compete for a Super Bowl VL berth are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, and the Greenbay Packers.