The NFL has LIMITED seating for Super Bowl LV! It’s STILL GOING down in Tampa, but just on a smaller scale.
22,000 people will get to sit and watch Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay next month, with 7,500 of those scheduled to be vaccinated health care workers.
The NFL made the announcement Friday saying they consulted with officials and experts throughout the country to ensure they can keep that many people safe despite the pandemic.
The Shield also laid out the safety guidelines fans must follow if they do get a seat at Raymond James Stadium … saying masks, social distancing and “podded seating” will all be requirements.
NFL officials also say there will be “touchless in-stadium experiences at concessions, restrooms, and security checkpoints” to further help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
As for the health care workers part of it all … the NFL is doing some REALLY awesome things there — giving out 7,500 free tickets for those who have put their lives on the line for others in the pandemic.
“We owe them our ongoing gratitude,” Goodell said. “We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes.”
The league says most of the health care workers who have been invited to the big Feb. 7 game will come from the Tampa and central Florida area.[TMZ]