Raymond James Stadium will have fans in seats after all when it hosts Super Bowl 55 February 7.

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It’s been talked about for weeks and today, the NFL made it official. Vaccinated health care workers from around the country will get an invite to watch the Super Bowl, according to a tweet from the NFL this morning: “The NFL is inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV to thank and honor them for their continued extraordinary service during the pandemic.”

Some Sarasota Memorial Hospital workers have already been invited after getting a Zoom call from Roger Goodell. He broke into a normal work Zoom meeting to surprise the workers. Goodell said he’s the son of a nurse. There were tears. Each team in the NFL will be given 4 invites for health care workers in their city. 22,000 fans in total will be allowed to attend the game.

Now will Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get an invite to Super Bowl 55? They’d be the first team to ever host and play in the Super Bowl if they win Sunday!

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