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Friday 19 of April 2024

NFL looking for alternate venues for Super Bowl

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The NFL always has a contingency plan, but this year it has become relevant due to the restrictions in California to attend events.

The NFL doesn’t want surprises. And although it is a strategy that they use every year, today, given the increase in cases of COVID-19, it has become relevant that the league is looking for alternate venues for next month’s Super Bowl.

This, after in Los Angeles, where the title for the Vince Lombardi trophy will take place, the restrictions on the attendance of fans at events in closed spaces have been tightened.

“We plan to play Super Bowl LVI as scheduled at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on February 13,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday. “As part of our standardized contingency plans that we carry out for each game, we have contacted several teams to find out the availability of their stadiums in the event that the Super Bowl cannot be played as scheduled due to weather or some other issue. circumstance”.

“Our planning process for the Super Bowl in Los Angeles is well under way and we look forward to hosting it there to cap off another fantastic NFL season for our fans and teams,” he said.

One of the options being considered was reportedly AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. That venue hosted the Rose Bowl in 2021 when it was removed from Pasadena due to COVID-19 restrictions in California.

This Wednesday, the Grammy award ceremony was postponed indefinitely. It was scheduled to take place at the Arena in Los Angeles on January 31.

Organizers cited health and safety concerns in making the decision. The Super Bowl is scheduled for February 13 at SoFi Stadium.