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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:38 AM

Sports stadiums are being used as coronavirus vaccine hubs



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Sports stadiums are being used as coronavirus vaccine hubs
Kendall Baker

In the fall, America's sports stadiums became voting centers and COVID-19 testing sites. Now, they're being used for another purpose: vaccine distribution.

The big picture: Thanks to their size, accessibility and sprawling parking lots, sports venues can handle large groups of people and long lines of cars, making them an ideal distribution partner for cities.

Houston: Nearly 4,000 people were vaccinated Saturday at Minute Maid Park (Astros).

Los Angeles: Dodger Stadium will provide shots to as many as 12,000 people per day this week.

New York: Citi Field (Mets) will become a 24/7 "mega" vaccination site by the end of the month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

Boston: Gillette Stadium (Patriots) is the state's first mass vaccination site.

Phoenix: A parking lot outside State Farm Stadium (Cardinals) has been transformed into a 24/7 drive-thru vaccination site.

San Diego: A "super station" has been constructed at Petco Park (Padres), where the goal is to vaccinate 5,000 healthcare workers per day.

Miami: Hard Rock Stadium (Dolphins) has doubled as a vaccination hub, though it closed on Monday for the CFP National Championship.

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:59 AM

1. They should be useful at least once.

They cost cities and citizens millions, sometimes billions, for the sake of freeloading team owners’ profits. Let them be used for something decent at least once.

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