AT&T Stadium in Arlington Potential alternative venue to host Super Bowl if needed due to pandemic – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The NFL, in the midst of a rise in COVID-19 cases, looking at other potential locations for next month’s Super Bowl and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is one of the facilities the NFL has contacted, an NFL spokesman confirmed to CBS 11 on Wednesday afternoon, January 5th.

The stadium hosted the Rose Bowl in 2021 when it was relocated from Pasadena due to COVID-19 restrictions in California.

The NFL said Wednesday that it currently has no plans to relocate the Super Bowl LVI.

“We plan to play Super Bowl LVI as scheduled at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement sent to CBS 11.

He went on to say: “As part of our standard contingency planning process that we carry out for all regular matches and post-season matches, we have contacted several clubs to inquire about availability at the stadium in case we are unable to play the Super Bowl as scheduled. “Because of the weather – related issues or unforeseen circumstances. Our Los Angeles Super Bowl planning process is ahead of schedule and we look forward to hosting the Super Bowl there to culminate another great NFL season for our fans and clubs.”

Earlier Wednesday, the Grammy Awards were postponed indefinitely.

They were scheduled for the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on January 31st.

The organizers mentioned health and safety issues.

Here is the full statement of the Grammy:

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards Show. Health and safety for them in our music community, live audience and the Hundreds of people working tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority, given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, it simply takes too many risks to hold the show on January 31. We look forward to celebrating Music’s biggest night on a future date, which will be announced soon. ”

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