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Will Super Bowl LV Still Have Fans In The Stadiums?

Chanel Adams

There will be fans in attendance at Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021. The NFL is giving away 7,500 tickets to vaccinated health care workers to the event for free. Also, there will be 14,500 additional fans who purchased tickets to attend. While it’s been a difficult year for the NFL, it still wants to deliver an epic Super Bowl amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sports organization somehow delivered 256 regular-season games. Now, playoffs are well underway. The conference championships are set to take place on Sunday. But there are questions as to how many fans will watch in attendance in Tampa, Florida. Now, the NFL is answering some of those burning questions.

NFL invites health care workers

According to Entertainment Tonight, the NFL is giving away 7,5000 tickets to the Super Bowl LV. The league announced on Friday, January 22. Each of the workers will have access to game day experiences from the NFL, including their free ticket to watch the game on February 7.

“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” league commissioner Roger Goodell said in his statement to Entertainment Tonight. “We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings.”

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is excited about this kind gesture. She told ET Online that she could not “think of a better way to honor them.” Her sentiment has also been felt by the many state and local officials. As for those remaining 14,500 available seats, fans will fill them. However, the league has not announced when they will officially go on sale. But once they do, the prices may raise some eyebrows.

How much will Super Bowl LV tickets cost?

It won’t be easy to get a ticket to Super Bowl LV this year, and for good reason. The tickets are expected to be expensive, climbing into the thousands of dollars. The reason is that the NFL’s partners get tickets through multiple deals. So, it’s not just as easy as visiting a team website and buying a few tickets.

And it’s not going to be any easier with the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will likely be required to be vaccinated or COVID-free. Raymond James Stadium will be the home to this year’s Super Bowl. It can regularly seat 65,000 or expand to 75,000 attendees. The NFL advertised four ticket packages to the Super Bowl. This included the Touchdown Club ($6,750), 55 Live ($8,000), Champions ($10,000), and On The Fifty, which doesn’t have a price, so it must even more expensive.

Per CNBC, the average price of a Super Bowl ticket on StubHub in 2020 was $7,000. And that was pre-pandemic prices. However, those prices dropped a few thousands of dollars as soon as kickoff approached. Stay tuned to Entertainment Chronicle for news and updates on Super Bowl LV.

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