The NFL has considered a variety of Super Bowl destinations in light of the increase of COVID-19 cases.
The league goes through this procedure annually. Capacity limits for indoor games are getting increasingly difficult to overcome, especially with the championship game taking place in Los Angeles, California this year.
According to NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy, Super Bowl 56 will take place on Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. “In the event that the Super Bowl cannot be played as scheduled due to weather concerns or unforeseen events, we have reached out to various teams to enquire about stadium availability.”
AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, was reportedly approached. Due to California’s COVID-19 legislation, this stadium will host the Rose Bowl in 2021 rather than Pasadena.
The Grammy Awards were postponed early Wednesday morning due to severe weather. Their scheduled matchup at Crypto.com Arena on January 31st has been rescheduled. Accidents and injuries have been mentioned.
On February 13th, SoFi will host the Super Bowl.
If Los Angeles’ COVID-19 regulations prevent the city from hosting the Super Bowl, the NFL is examining alternate locations.
To the joy of local TV station WFAA, the NFL has begun “preliminary conversations” with AT&T Stadium in Arlington about hosting the Super Bowl.
NFL officials confirmed to WFAA that they have investigated this issue, but it is not widespread.
“We want to play Super Bowl LVI on February 13th at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles,” head coach Brian McCarthy stated. We contacted multiple teams during our preseason and playoff preparations to enquire about stadium availability in the case of weather-related or unanticipated challenges. Super Bowl XLVII will be a huge success in Los Angeles for our fans and teams.
According to WFAA, the NFL was first given AT&T Stadium as a backup location in Arlington if Los Angeles became unfeasible. The Rose Bowl was relocated to AT&T Stadium last year.
At the moment, Los Angeles County does not have any COVID-19 restrictions that would prevent the Super Bowl from being staged in a full stadium. The most recent Chargers-Boston matchup drew more than 75,000 fans.
Due to the Omicron variant epidemic, it is uncertain to what degree early pandemic limits will be imposed in Los Angeles County and/or the state of California.
The NFL, the state of California, and the city of Los Angeles have all confirmed that they intend to continue hosting Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium later this month, despite Omicron concerns and increased COVID-19 enforcement in the state.
Since 2017, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, has been home to the Rams and Chargers. In recent years, California’s mandated COVID-19 attendance, masking, and immunization requirements have necessitated venue adjustments. The 2020 MLB All-Star Game in Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium has been postponed because to the epidemic. COVID-19 complications compelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to host the 2020 World Series in Arlington, Texas.
Apart from Omicron’s reintroduction of the COVID-19 variation later in 2020 and the reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate in California until at least the middle of February, fears have resurfaced that one of the world’s largest sporting events may be relocated due to multiple state-wide COVID-19 procedures.
According to speculations, the NFL may shift next month’s Super Bowl from Los Angeles to another state as a contingency plan. AT&T Stadium in Arlingon, Texas, has been announced as a contender.
According to the NFL, there will still be a backup plan for the Super Bowl in the event of inclement weather or other issues, as Los Angeles will continue to host the game on February 2. Up to the moment we posted this article, there was no official announcement about the movement of the venue for the upcoming event.