Super Bowl LVI is highly unlikely to be moved away from SoFi Stadium in southern California, according to a report by the Sports Business Journal.
Is Super Bowl being moved?
Dallas television station WFAA reported on Wednesday night that the NFL was looking into the availability of stadiums outside of California, including the Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, in case a venue change is needed.
The report came in the wake of the Grammys being postponed and concerns that California might institute restrictions with the Omicron variant rapidly spreading throughout the state.
Los Angeles County reported 21,790 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five days that the county had topped 20,000 cases.
That’s compared to 1,600 new cases on Dec. 5.
“We are working closely with the NFL to welcome the Super Bowl to L.A. County,” an L.A. County Public Health representative told the SBJ.
“And while we cannot provide certainty for the future, we do not anticipate capacity limits at sporting events.”