President Joe Biden says his administration intends to include the NFL in its offer to use the league’s stadiums as COVID-19 vaccination sites

During an interview on the CBS Super Bowl pregame show, Biden said “absolutely we will” when asked if the federal government intends to use all stages to expedite vaccine distribution

“I will let my team know they are available and I think we will use them,” said Biden

Biden mentioned Commissioner Roger Goodell’s offer in a letter last week

Seven NFL stadiums – the Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium, Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium, Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, NRG Park the Houston Texans and Hard Rock the Miami Dolphins Stadium and New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium – are already being used as vaccination sites. Goodell’s range extends to the rest of them

Biden also told CBS that through vaccination efforts, he hopes and expects Super Bowl LVI 2022 to be played in front of a packed SoFi stadium, Biden said the NFL title game is “just one of those great American celebrations” and laments “all of these House parties, all those things that don’t happen because of the coronavirus “

The NFL allows 25000 fans at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs500 vaccinated health care workers comprise

Biden declined to choose between the Chiefs and Buccaneers but said Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady were both “great quarterbacks” “

“One may just be a younger version of an old, great quarterback,” Biden said, “Not old in NFL terms old”

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Source: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30855417/president-joe-biden-plans-take-nfl-offer-use-stadiums-vaccines