The NFL announced Friday that 22,000 fans will be able to attend Super Bowl LV next month at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. Of these, 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers will be offered free entry.
The Goodell circuit thus wishes to highlight the exceptional efforts of health professionals since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of those who will take advantage of this generous NFL offer work in hospitals and the health care system in Tampa or Central Florida.
In addition, each of the league’s 32 teams will be able to select healthcare workers from their community to attend the football high mass.
“These healthcare workers continue to put their own lives at risk to help others, and we owe them our gratitude,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
“We hope this initiative will inspire our country to recognize these true American heroes. It is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and good health practices, including that of wearing the mask in public places. ”