NFL reportedly sets Super Bowl attendance plan
By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Hoping to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa this year? Better hurry up and get in line for tickets.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is planning to have fans in attendance for this year’s championship game. However, the expectation is the stadium will be open to just 20-percent capacity.
This year’s Super Bowl is set to be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The building’s capacity is listed as 65,618 meaning the Super Bowl attendance would likely max out at around 13,000 fans. For reference, the least-attended Super Bowl in history is Super Bowl I, which had just under 62,000 spectators in attendance at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Schefter adds that fans would be “seated in pods six feet apart.” and that masks will be required. That’s setup is similar to what is being used by the handful of NFL teams currently allowing fans at their regular season home games.
The report also says that if the NFL had to add a ‘Week 18’ to the schedule due to Coronavirus complications, the typical week off between the conference championship games and Super Bowl would be eliminated. That locks is February 7 as the date for the big game.
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