Thousands of vaccinated healthcare workers will get to watch the Super Bowl for free on February 7.
The NFL announced that Super Bowl LV will have 25,000 people in attendance at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which can typically hold 65,000 people. A total of 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers are getting tickets from the league, while the remaining 17,500 tickets will be sold to the public.
The NFL is inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV to thank and honor them for their continued extraordinary service during the pandemic.
— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2021
All 32 NFL clubs will select vaccinated healthcare workers from their communities to attend the game.
“These dedicated healthcare workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a press release. “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.”
The NFL will also recognize healthcare workers across America, both in the stadium and during the CBS broadcast of the game.
Attendees of the game will be subject to COVID restrictions, including podded seating, touchless in-stadium experiences at concessions, restrooms, security checkpoints, and controlled entry and exit.