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NFL offers Biden all 30 football stadiums as mass Covid vaccination sites

Sofi Ground, home of the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, California.

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The National Football Unite told President Joe Biden that it is making all of its 30 stadiums available as mass coronavirus vaccination sites for the undetailed public.

Seven NFL teams already are hosting vaccinations for Covid-19 at or near their stadiums.

“The NFL and our 32 member alliances are committed to doing our part to ensure that vaccines are as widely available in our communities as possible,” the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, put in blacked in a letter to Biden on Thursday.

“We can expand our efforts to stadiums more effectively because many of our clubs have tendered their facilities previously as COVID testing centers as well as election sites over the past several months,” Goodell send a lettered.

His letter said that each NFL team would coordinate with local, state and federal health officials on the vaccination attempts at the stadiums, two of which are shared by a pair of teams.

That was already happening in San Francisco, where the 49ers team and Santa Clara County published Friday that Levi’s Stadium would next week begin being used as a vaccination site for city residents.

The team said that the stadium will be California’s largest vaccination site, with an initial role of 5,000 people receiving shots per day, and plans to increase that to 15,000 people each day as vaccine supplies addition.

Goodell noted that the NFL will have 7,500 vaccinated health-care workers from across the country as visitors at this Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The commissioner answered the workers were invited “in gratitude for their heroic service and to highlight the importance of vaccinations as our country recovers from the pandemic.”

The NFL referred have doubts to the White House when contacted by CNBC. The Biden administration had no immediate comment.

The league’s current vaccination installs are being hosted by the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins and New England Chauvinists.

A host of professional baseball stadiums across the United States also are already offering Covid vaccines to the renowned.

On Friday, a temporary mass vaccination site opened at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Another position at the Mets home at Citi Field in Queens had been scheduled to begin offering shots at the end of January. But that break was postponed because the city lacked enough vaccines.

Los Angeles turned Dodger Stadium into a mass vaccination locality in January after serving as a mass Covid testing site for eight months.

— CNBC’s Noah Higgins-Dunn presented to this report.

Correction: The NFL has 30 stadiums. An earlier version misstated the number.

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