By Rory Carroll
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – One month away from Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, NFL officials said on Thursday that the game will be played to a full house at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles despite a spike in Covid-19 cases. .
Fans attending the game at the new 70,240-seat arena in Inglewood on February 13 will be required to show proof of vaccination or test negative for Covid-19 and wear masks when not eating or drinking, but no capacity limits will be applied. defined.
“We hosted the Super Bowl last year in Tampa in limited capacity, so wrapping up this incredible season with a Super Bowl at full capacity here in this unbelievable stadium, we couldn’t be more excited,” Katie Keenan, senior director of event operations, told Reuters. of the NFL, in an event that marks 30 days for the dispute.
Keenan dismissed rumors that the game could be moved elsewhere due to the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
“I can categorically say that none of this is true. It’s all part of our normal contingency planning,” he said.
The match will follow Los Angeles County Covid-19 regulations so fans in attendance can focus on enjoying themselves.
“At the end of the day, it’s a party and it’s going to be an amazing day in an amazing facility,” he said.
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