NFL says all stadiums are available as COVID-19 vaccination sites

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The NFL wants its stadiums to be used as centers for COVID-19 vaccinations.

In a letter dated February 4, via Axios, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to President Joe Biden to tell him that all 30 of the league’s stadiums will be available as vaccination sites.

“The NFL and our 32 member clubs are committed to doing our part to ensure that vaccines are as widely accessible in our communities as possible,” Goodell wrote. “To that end, each NFL team will make its stadium available for mass vaccinations of the general public in coordination with local, state, and federal health officials. This is currently being done at seven NFL stadiums today. We can expand our efforts to stadiums across the nation more effectively because many of our clubs have offered their facilities previously as COVID testing centers as well as election sites over the past several months.”

The 49ers announced on Friday that Levi’s Stadium will be used as a site for vaccinations and Goodell’s letter suggests there will be several similar announcements in the near future.

18 responses to “NFL says all stadiums are available as COVID-19 vaccination sites

  1. This is a good PR move for the NFL. It is also good for the nation. Having the northern dome stadiums available give people a decent place to sit for the 30 minutes that they need to be watched. Keep them at 10K capacity and you have 80-100K doses a day from one site. It will have plenty of parking.

  2. debaser says:
    February 5, 2021 at 2:17 pm
    They should be considering they’re all built with public money and incentives.
    Not all of them. Gillette (Patriots) is privately funded and one of the first to offer itself to be used as a vax site.

  3. they should do this in Canada, except we don’t have vaccines and no promise of getting them any time this year

  4. Panther owner David Tepper offered B of A stadium with free parking a couple weeks ago. My wife and I got our vaccines and the total process was less than an hour. Atrium Medical and Honeywell had many volunteers so people were handled efficiently, with utmost concern for their safety and thanked for being responsible in getting vaccinated.

  5. That’s mighty kind of them to offer up the use of these facilities that they don’t own.

  6. wait you mean those stadia that were publicly funded are available for use to distribute a public good to the public for the benefit of public health? amazing. (also acknowledging that a couple of them were not publicly funded).

  7. I’m glad the NFL is partnering to do this. Hopefully there won’t be issues with anti-vaxxers blocking stadium access. Using Dodger Stadium was temporarily stopped when those folks decided to interfere with people getting their shots.

  8. kemp13 says:
    Miami, New England, Washington, Carolina, and Rams/Chargers own their stadiums.

    I think Green Bay does too.

  9. As far as I know, the NFL doesn’t own any of the Stadiums their franchises use, they are either owned by the local jurisdictions or owned by private entities. But the NFL doesn’t own any of them, so their offer is both misleading and false.

  10. I will bet you, you won’t see full stadiums out of people’s fear for at least 5 years….I’m not exaggerating.

  11. I still have to show a card proving mumps measles vaccination, and those I got in 1965. Can’t get into stores without it. Add another card to the list I guess.

  12. Are they going to sell foam #1 hands and 20.00 beers while you wait in your car? Gotta get that money back somehow…

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