The Super Bowl May Be Moving To AT&T Stadium in Arlington
Wouldn't it be something if the Dallas Cowboys made it to the Super Bowl and got to play it in their home stadium?
Thanks to COVID/Omnicron and Califorifornia's vaccine restrictions the NFL may be looking to move the Super Bowl. WFAA has confirmed that the NFL is looking for backup places to hold the Super Bowl should it need to be changed from SoFi Stadium in California and Arlington is on the list.
According to WFAA:
A Dallas Cowboys front office source tells WFAA that the team and league have engaged in preliminary discussions about AT&T Stadium serving as an emergency site for the 2022 Super Bowl should possible COVID restrictions in California create problems with playing the game in Southern California.
The Cowboys source told us "the league did inquire about a date if [the] stadium is available. But that’s all I’ve ever heard. They could be just covering all options just in case."
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells WFAA that the NFL indeed has looked into backup venues for this year’s Super Bowl — as, he says, it does every year.
“We plan on playing Super Bowl LVI as scheduled at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13,” McCarthy said. “As part of our standard contingency planning process that we conduct for all regular and postseason games, we have contacted several clubs to inquire about stadium availability in the event we cannot play the Super Bowl as scheduled due to weather-related issues or unforeseen circumstances. Our planning process for the Super Bowl in Los Angeles is ahead of schedule and we look forward to hosting the Super Bowl there to culminate another fantastic NFL season for our fans and clubs.”
If the Super Bowl was to move to AT&T Stadium, it would also mean the unvaccinated could attend the game. Because we all know AT&T Stadium welcomes everyone. The stadium in Arlington is averaging about 93,000 people per game and the last game with lowered restrictions was only at 70,000 at SoFi Stadium.
The last time Dallas hosted the Super Bowl was in 2011, when the Packers beat the Steelers and the last time the Cowboys played in a Super Bowl was 1996 against the Steelers.
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