Super Bowl LV will be held in Tampa, FL this year, and with so many Covid-19 related questions looming for fans that might be interested in attending this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we wanted to address a few questions that they might have in order to help out.
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Are Fans Allowed to Attend Super Bowl LV?
As of this blog’s writing (10/16), the NFL has not announced anything suggesting fans won’t be able to attend the year’s biggest live event. In late September, leaders of the NFL team charged with planning the Super Bowl made it clear that the hope was that fans will be in attendance for the big game. Jon Barker, the NFL’s head of live event production, said, “our hope is going to be to fill the stadium with fans.”
The fact that the game is being held in the state of Florida bodes well for the chances that fans will at least be able to attend the game in some capacity, given the governor signed an executive order in late September to move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening, which allows all restaurants to operate with a 50% capacity regardless of local restrictions.
In response to questions on how Phase 3 would impact the allowance of fans into major sporting events like Rays and Buccaneers games, DeSantis said, “We’re gonna be able to host a Super Bowl in February.” He also added, “We expect to do a full Super Bowl. And, we’re gonna show that we’ll be able to do that.”
Where is Super Bowl LV Being Held?
This year’s Super Bowl will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, home of the Buccaneers. The city of Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, with the most recent being in 2009 for Super Bowl XLIII, where the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals.
When is Super Bowl LV Going to Take Place?
The game’s date is currently set to take place on Sunday, February 7th, 2021, though league commissioner Roger Goodell has been quoted as saying, “Flexibility is going to be critical. We will have flexibility to complete our season, but to do it safely.”
Technically, the ticketing, marketing, and hospitality planning is still in its early stages for the league, so should any of the aforementioned flexibility be needed, it’s possible that the original above date is pushed back by a few Sundays to accommodate any necessary weeks to shuffle around games that could include ones in the postseason.
What is the Capacity at Raymond James Stadium?
The regular capacity at Raymond James Stadium is 65,890. Through Week 5, the Buccaneers have upped their Covid-related limited capacity to allow up to 25% of fans to attend their games, which amounts to roughly 16,500 fans at their games.
Will Social Distancing Be Enforced at the Super Bowl?
While we can’t yet say for sure whether there will be any measures taken to enforce social-distancing at the Super Bowl, there is precedent for how some NFL teams have been handling it during the NFL regular season, where each team has its own policies on seating capacity for 2020.
Most teams in 2020 have allowed fans to purchase tickets in “pods” of 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 seats in order to encourage distancing and keep different groups of fans apart from one another. It’s possible that the Super Bowl will also only allow pods of fans to sit with one another, but nothing is set in stone, yet. We’ll be sure to provide any updates on this as they come in.