The world of sports awaits the advance of vaccination worldwide, waiting for the return of the fans to the stadiums. It is already a year of total or partial closure of the stands in the best leagues in the world. The NFL It has been one of the leagues that has managed to partially open some of its stadiums, and it could be the first to allow full capacity after the pandemic.
Will there be an audience in the NFL?
Vaccination in the United States is progressing positively, and NFL begins to prepare for a possible herd immunity scenario by the time the new campaign kicks off. Just as they expect most of the players to receive the vaccine for the start of training camps, the same is expected from the fans.
«All of us in the NFL we want to see each of our fans back. American football is simply not the same without fans, and we hope to have full stadiums next season “were the words of the commissioner, Roger Goodell last Tuesday after the meeting with the NFLPA, assuming that the league plans full capacity for the next season.
During the past season, the NFL It was one of the leagues that could apply the reduced income of fans. The league left the decision to open a percentage of the capacity in the hands of the franchises and state health authorities. In fact, the Super Bowl was attended by 30% of Raymond James Stadium’s capacity (22,000 people).
Franchises help with vaccines
The franchises of the NFL They are also doing their part to immunize their communities against COVID-19. A total of 18 stadiums have been enabled for vaccination days, and it is estimated that more than 1.5 million doses have been applied to date. The league is expected to confirm all about capacity in the coming weeks.
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