eNFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy They admitted on Wednesday that they had asked some teams if they could host Super Bowl LVI in the event they were unable to hold the game in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We contacted the various teams to inquire about the availability of their stadium in the event that the Super Bowl does not play as scheduled due to weather issues, unforeseen conditions or increased restrictions,” the spokesperson explained.
Prepare positive tests For COVID-19 on NFL Teams 521 players Only in December, which is one of four elements in the league. In the entire 2020 season, the NFL reported 300 cases.
Last Tuesday, the United States broke the world record By reporting 1 million cases of COVID-19. According to McCarthy, these verification calls with other teams do not mean that the Super Bowl, scheduled for February 13 in Los Angeles, California, at the home of the Chargers and Rams, will change venue.
“It’s part of our standard planning process of the emergencies we are implementing for all regular and post-season games,” though he acknowledged that the increase in restrictions brought about by COVID-19 in many cities in the country had heightened the outlook.
“It’s not unusual for the league to do this planning every year, but with Los Angeles as the location for this season’s title game and increasing restrictions on attendance at indoor events, it has become relevant.”