Super Bowl 55 is almost here. This season has been unconventional and it brings up the question of whether fans will be allowed at the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 55 🏆
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Super Bowl 55 Fan Policy:
Firstly, yes, fans will be allowed at the Super Bowl this year. The big game is set to take place in Tampa Bay, Florida. The game kicks off on February 7th at 6:30 pm ET.
The NFL has permitted the presence of 22,000 fans:
Information on fans at the Super Bowl in Tampa:
7,500 invited health care workers
➕ 14,500 additional fans
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Since the Buccaneers are the first team to play in and host the Super Bowl in NFL history, the presence of fans will be a huge boost for them.
Additionally, the fact that the NFL is inviting 7,500 health care workers shows their willingness to pay it back to the people who contributed the most during this global pandemic.
The NFL season surely couldn’t have gone on without them and as a result, they’ve been honored with seats to the biggest game in American sports.
These health care workers will also have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, a major step forward in defeating this virus.
NFL Outlines Rules For Fans Attending
The NFL is going to be precautionary about fans attending Super Bowl 55, however. Here are the rules they’ve detailed (a holder indicates a ticket holder):
Within the prior 14 days, Holder has (or any person in Holder’s party or with whom Holder has close contact has) tested positive for, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
Of course the NFL would not allow a COVID-19 positive patient to attend.
Within the prior 48 hours, Holder has (or any person in Holder’s party or with whom Holder has close contact has) experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC);
Within the prior 14 days, Holder has (or any person in Holder’s party or with whom Holder has close contact has) traveled to any state or international territory identified by federal or applicable local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
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