NFL Show of gratitude for COVID-19 fight
The NFL have announced that 7,500 free tickets will be made available for health workers for Super Bowl LV.
Around a third of the crowd for February’s spectacle at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be reserved for those battling on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 75,000 seater stadium in Florida will be able to welcome 22,000 people for the Super Bowl on February 7 under safety protocols.
All health workers attending the event, most of which from the Tampa area, will have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the time it takes place.
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
“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.”