TAMPA, Fla. — One thing that the NFL is not taking lightly during Super Bowl LV is the overall fan experience. The fan experience this year looks different than last year’s Super Bowl in Miami because of the pandemic.

“It’s a unique year that we’re all working through with all of the protocols related to COVID. We’re really excited to be part of such a historic event on so many levels,” said NFL Events Senior Director Eric Finkelstein, who has helped plan Super Bowl LV and the COVID measures that are unique to this year’s event.

The City of Tampa is making sure that everyone involved with the Super Bowl experience is healthy & safe. As you move around the city there are signs encouraging fans to wear masks. This is enforced by local stores and restaurants as well to create a safe space for fans to shop and eat. Fans are asked to download the NFL OnePass App so that they can gain access to all of the parks. The Julian B Lane Park location is set on a reservation system and all of those spots have been secured.

Here is a list of the remaining days & times fans can enjoy the Super Bowl experience:
Friday, February 5, 2021 : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2021: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

If a person did not secure one of the spots at the Julian B. Lane Park location, then you can visit the Tampa Riverwalk to explore places like the Curtis Hixon Park, Technology Village, Armature Works, and MORE. We encourage you to wear your mask and social distance while enjoying your Super Bowl Fan Experience.

Also, the NFL is giving away free KN95 masks to the 22,500 fans that will attend the Super Bowl this Sunday. Earlier, the league announced they’ll honor 7,500 healthcare workers.

“The NFL is bringing 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers to the game this year, a gift to our most important MVPs who have put everything on the line to help us as a nation recover from COVID-19,” said NFL Events Director Daphne Wood.

In addition to the KN95 masks, all fans in attendance will be required to adhere to safety protocols, including:

  • Maintaining a social distance of at least six feet from other fans;
  • Maintaining social distance when entering, exiting and moving about the stadium;
  • Washing their hands regularly and making use of hand sanitizing stations;
  • Presenting all tickets on mobile devices;
  • Making cashless purchases to reduce high-touch interactions; and
  • Staying home if experiencing COVID-related symptoms.
The NFL will have 25,000 fans and 30,000 cutouts inside of Raymond James Stadium, which is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  For Super Bowls, the stadium operates at an expanded capacity of 75,000.
NFL Fans wait in line for one of the Super Bowl LV fan experience activations at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, February 4, 2021. (Photo: Dawn Montgomery)

Dawn has ascended through the ranks at the The Atlanta Voice. Starting out as Sports Editor in 2017, Montgomery currently serves as the Chief Brand Officer. Montgomery earned a Bachelor's degree from Oglethorpe...

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