Leadership / 02.10.21
President Biden Plans to Accept Roger Goodell's Offer to Use NFL Stadiums for Mass Vaccination Sites
Deadspin (02/07/21) Foote, Dustin
In a Super Bowl pregame interview with CBS, President Joe Biden said he intends to accept National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell's offer to use NFL stadiums as sites for mass vaccinations against COVID-19. In response to CBS News interviewer Norah O'Donnell's question that the administration will use these arenas for this purpose, Biden replied, "Absolutely we will. I mean, let me put it this way, I'm going to tell my team they're available and I believe we'll use them." Seven NFL teams currently host vaccination sites at their stadiums, and more pro sports teams also are offering their venues. Goodell submitted a letter to Biden, stating that football stadiums would be a good place to inoculate because many have operated as testing centers and election sites. "We look forward to further discussion with your administration as well as your partners in state and local governments to advance this effort," he wrote.
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