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Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:49 PM

NFL Offers Biden All 32 Football Stadiums as Mass COVID Vaccination Sites

NBCWashington
By Jessica Golden, CNBC

The National Football League told President Joe Biden that it is making all of its 32 football stadiums available a mass coronavirus vaccinations sites for the general public.

Currently, seven NFL teams are hosting vaccinations for COVID-19 at or near their stadiums.

"The NFL and our 32 member clubs are committed to doing our part to ensure that vaccines are as widely available in our communities as possible," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter Thursday to Biden.

"We can expand our efforts to stadiums more effectively because many of our clubs have offered their facilities previously as COVID testing centers as well as election sites over the past several months," Goodell wrote.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/business/money-report/nfl-offers-biden-all-32-football-stadiums-as-mass-covid-vaccination-sites/2564327/

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Reply NFL Offers Biden All 32 Football Stadiums as Mass COVID Vaccination Sites (Original post)
Wicked Blue Feb 2021 OP
NurseJackie Feb 2021 #1
NBachers Feb 2021 #2
genxlib Feb 2021 #10
nycbos Feb 2021 #14
Green Line Feb 2021 #23
Mr.Bill Feb 2021 #26
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #24
lame54 Feb 2021 #3
Qutzupalotl Feb 2021 #4
Indykatie Feb 2021 #5
MoonlitKnight Feb 2021 #6
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #7
newdayneeded Feb 2021 #29
FakeNoose Feb 2021 #30
Danmel Feb 2021 #8
underpants Feb 2021 #13
LakeArenal Feb 2021 #9
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #11
Massacure Feb 2021 #15
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #19
Angleae Feb 2021 #20
Massacure Feb 2021 #21
FloridaBlues Feb 2021 #12
SheltieLover Feb 2021 #16
spanone Feb 2021 #17
ChazII Feb 2021 #18
P-Nutt Feb 2021 #22
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #25
Mr.Bill Feb 2021 #27
NBachers Feb 2021 #28

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:54 PM

1. Nice!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:56 PM

2. Major League Baseball- Your turn

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Response to NBachers (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:21 PM

10. The NFL has a seasonal advantage

Those stadiums won't be needed for 8 months.

Baseball season starts in less than 2 months when the vaccination effort will be in full gear.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:33 PM

14. Yankee Stadium is being used.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:05 PM

23. As is Fenway Park

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Response to nycbos (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:17 PM

26. Oakland As, too. n/t

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Response to NBachers (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:06 PM

24. Dodger stadium and many others are being used.

NFL season ends with the Superb Owl

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 04:57 PM

3. Joe's call for unity is working...

If republican lawmakers want to be left out
So be it

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:01 PM

4. It's in their interest.

The sooner we can get most people vaccinated, the sooner they can have in-person events. Win/win.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:03 PM

5. This is Great. It's As Nice As the NBA Offering Their Stadiums During the Election

Those large sites really help with access in Urban cities and eliminated much of the long lines we're so used to seeing.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:05 PM

6. Great news

Vaccinations outpaced new infections 10-1.
Johnson and Johnson vaccine coming soon.

Three million a day might be possible by mid March.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:06 PM

7. What an awesome idea!

Most NFL stadiums have central locations and massive parking lots. Most stadiums are nearby major US cities, other than the Green Bay Packers stadium. This spring and summer will see most of the U.S. vaccination activity, during which time football is on hiatus.

Love this!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 08:43 PM

29. The "G" from Lambeau field

lights up my living room through the bay window.

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Response to newdayneeded (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 08:52 PM

30. And I live "up the hill" from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh

I could go on foot if I had to, but it would be a long, terrible climb back home again.


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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:07 PM

8. Unfortunately the New York football stadiums are in Jersey

Except for the Bills, which is a 10 hour drive.

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Response to Danmel (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:30 PM

13. Maryland has two as well.

RFK is still standing - wonder if that could be an option in DC.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:17 PM

9. Lambeau is the name.

Green Bay is a major city in WI. Do not be so minimizing.

Ron Johnson already refuses to allow Miller Park.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:21 PM

11. ATM there's more than 32 ...

Oakland and San Diego stadiums still stand (the A's still play at Oakland).

Think St Louis might still as well.

Hopefully their ownership steps up as well if this is going to be done in general.

LOT of people would benefit from the use of the Oakland Coliseum for this purpose.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:40 PM

15. There are actually only 30 active NFL stadiums

The New York Jets/Giants and the Los Angeles Chargers/Rams share stadiums. If the Jets are playing a home game in a particular week, the Giants will usually play an away game. Same thing with the Chargers and Rams.

I'm not sure if the Rams/Chargers still own their former stadiums in San Diego or St. Louis. As for the Oakland Coliseum, I'm fairly certain that is owned by the city and/or county government.

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Response to Massacure (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:04 PM

19. Derp, yeah I forgot ... I totally know about the 2 shared stadiums.

Yup the OACC is city/county owned.

And it would be a GREAT spot for a mass-vaccination site

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Response to Massacure (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:10 PM

20. Few NFL teams own their own stadiums.

Only the Patriots, Dolphins, Giants/Jets, Rams (but not Chargers), and "Football Team" own their own stadiums. The others are owned by either the city or county (including the Rams former stadium) except the one in Houston which is owned by a non-profit. The Chargers former stadium is owned by the state thru SDSU.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:40 PM

21. Fascinating facts. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:25 PM

12. Wonderful way for giving large amounts to people

Now we just need most people to get it as soon as possible.
Too bad trump wasted almost a year to get a plan developed.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:53 PM

16. Excellent! 👏👏👏👏

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 05:55 PM

17. Brilliant!!!!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 06:03 PM

18. AZ Cardinals

is one of the locations that has been operating as a site.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:03 PM

22. Our Local High School

Has been doing this for a month or more. They set up a maze in the parking lot to direct the traffic. Great idea and great PR for the teams and the league. Giving back to the communities that support them.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:15 PM

25. love this idea!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 07:28 PM

27. The SF Bay Area has two large college stadiums,

UC Berkeley and Stanford. And also San Jose State. San Francisco started using the Moscone Center which is a huge convention center. There should be no shortage of government owned buildings all over the country that are not being used right now. Stanford is not state owned, but it is a huge medical complex which could provide personnel to staff the operation.

Usually these kinds of places are positioned near public transportation, too.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 5, 2021, 08:28 PM

28. I'm getting my first mRNA vaccination at San Francisco State next Wednesday.

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