NFL Proposes Filling Super Bowl With Vaccinated Health Care Workers
Super Bowl LV is just around the corner, and officials are hoping to do something a little different this year. NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, has proposed inviting vaccinated health care workers to this year's Super Bowl, which will be hosted on the Buccaneers home turf in Tampa, Florida.A letter written by Goodell sent to Rob Higgins, the President of the Tampa Super Bowl Host Committee has circulated online that outlines the request.
Goodell believes the proposed invitation will honor those who have been risking their own well-being in order to combat COVID-19 over the past year.
"We all know that over the past year, these frontline workers have put their own lives at risk to the benefit of society, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude."
He also believes there are various incentives, including promoting safe gathering and the social practices that go along with it. In the letter, Goodell writes, "We will also use this opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings."
As for the remaining seats, the NFL has not officially decided on exactly how many fans can be in attendance.
However, the governor of Florida has made it clear he wants as many as safely possible.
Gov. DeSantis explained:
“We’re going to be able to host the Super Bowl in February. We expect to do a full Super Bowl. We’re going to show that we’re going to be able to do that.”
Super Bowl LV is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7.