With the National Football league’s biggest game of the season upcoming, many wonder how the Super Bowl will play out.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the NFL this year, forcing league personnel into difficult decisions. Somehow, however, the league manages to get an entire 16-game season in for each team. It took multiple postponements, rescheduling and daily coronavirus testing to pull it off. It’s a small miracle in today’s world of facing a deadly pandemic.
The playoffs will conclude this weekend with the AFC and NFC championship with the Super Bowl as the next stop for winning teams. Once the final round is complete after Sunday’s games, it will be all hands on deck for the big night to determine the 2020 world champion.
Many have wondered just how the prestigious game will look this year in the face of COVID-19. Some have been curious just to how the game would go and if anyone will be there to see it live. League officials are providing answers to the many questions that fans have about the game.
This year’s Super Bowl will be played in the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs are one of four teams in the chase to make this year’s Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Will Host Thousands of Health Care Workers
In an announcement made today (Friday), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says 22,000 fans in attendance. That number includes 7,500 health care workers who have already been vaccinated against the virus. Goodell says the healthcare workers will be invited guests to the game in a gesture to thank them for their service. Select health care workers will come from medical facilities in Tampa and other areas of Central Florida. Each person chosen to attend will receive free tickets to the game. An additional 14,500 fans will also attend the game.
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” Goodell says in the statement. “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 Bucs will face the Green Bay Packers to determine who goes to the Super Bowl. The AFC Championship will feature the Buffalo Bills taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super will take place on Sunday, Feb.7.
H/T: Fox News