Report: Tremendous Bowl LVI staying in California regardless of COVID-19 issues

Shortly after it was introduced final week that the Grammy Awards present scheduled to happen in Los Angeles on Jan. 31 was postponed due to COVID-19 surges all through California, a report emerged that the NFL had explored various websites for Tremendous Bowl LVI that’s presently set to occur at SoFi Stadium, house of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams, on Feb. 13. 

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy later mentioned the league all the time has backup venues in thoughts for Tremendous Bowl video games simply in case a last-minute change is required. The Related Press (h/t ESPN) now reviews the league does not intend to relocate the championship contest over fears about doable pandemic-related attendance restrictions in California. 

“All of our plans for Tremendous Bowl week stay absolutely in place for a month from at the moment,” NFL senior director of occasion operations Katie Keenan defined. “We’re working together with everybody right here, with the L.A. County Well being Division, to ensure all of our occasions are being held safely.” 

Beforehand, it was mentioned that the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium might settle for the tasks for internet hosting Tremendous Bowl LVI lower than a month earlier than kickoff if requested. Nevertheless, Rams chief working officer Kevin Demoff urged such a choice was by no means significantly thought-about. 

“We’re lucky that is an out of doors facility the place the air will get in. We really feel this constructing may be very secure,” Demoff mentioned of SoFi Stadium. “Individuals who come to our video games have realized to be secure, and we’re doing every part we will to be secure.” 

As of Thursday night, there is not any indication a state mandate will restrict what number of followers can attend a title matchup held in California no matter comprehensible issues had about rising COVID-19 circumstances linked with the extremely contagious Omicron variant. 

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