Roger Goodell: NFL has not set fan capacity for Super Bowl

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and Vikings and he said on a Monday conference call that he was impressed by the way fans handled the protocols in place due to COVID-19.

Goodell will be back in Tampa for Super Bowl LV and the question of how many fans will be in attendance for that contest came up during the call. The NFL denied a report in October that the capacity would be 20 percent of the usual total and Goodell said on Monday that they have yet to set a number.

Per multiple reporters, Goodell said that the league wants to have as many fans in the stadium as will be safe and that the league is still working to figure out what that number will be. That process involves speaking with local health officials and will be impacted by the rates of infection in the coming weeks.

Goodell said the league has had to adapt all season and that they will be prepared to keep doing so in order to have a safe Super Bowl. One adaptation may involve having the teams arrive later in the week, but that joins the stadium capacity on the list of open questions.

11 responses to “Roger Goodell: NFL has not set fan capacity for Super Bowl

  1. He’s got a number for sure. Its 100% full capacity, maybe add another week of partying. But, he knows that not doable right now. Especially in Florida right now where rona going wild.

  2. If the NFL wanted to send a powerful message for good, they would play it in an empty stadium. But since the league is run and owned by evil vampires and necromancers, we know that won’t happen.

  3. They should give tickets away to medical personnel who should all be vaccinated by then. Great gesture and totally safe.

  4. I love the idea of the front line medical personnel filling the stadium for the Super Bowl. After almost a year of hell and sacrifice, a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Super Bowl would be an incredible display of appreciation.

  5. Come on Man, you know what Roger is going to do. Players want to get paid, owners want to get paid, Goodell wants to get paid. They are going to play, they’ll let some fans in so they can put it on TV and they’ll play the game….. and i’m fine with them giving away tickets to front line people, as long as those people are really fans. Just to fill it as a publicity stunt would be stupid….

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