The upcoming Super Bowl is set to take place in Los Angeles next month, and the game is being held at the brand new Sofi Stadium in Inglewood. But, there is still COVID-19 concerns, and it may end up costing the halftime performers.
There has been speculation this week, that the big game could be moved to Dallas from LA, should the area unfortunately decide to put in any COVID-19 restrictions. The WFAA also said that the City of Arlington “proactively” contacted the NFL and proposed that AT&T Stadium could host the SB.
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Dr. Dre Could Lose Millions If Super Bowl Halftime Show Is Disrupted
The Super Bowl halftime show is also set to be one for the ages. This lineup is historic, as it will feature legends such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
If this halftime show is scrapped though, Dre could lose millions of dollars. The reason: Dr. Dre put up most of the money, for preparation and the performances to happen.
Dre has event cancelation insurance, but this reportedly will NOT cover COVID-related cancelations. The virus is part of a Communicable Disease Exemption, where it states that there is nothing that can be done, if the concert is canceled over any COVID-related reasons.
Super Bowl Is Expected To Go On As Scheduled
At this point, despite the ongoing speculation about whether the Super Bowl will be played or not, the event is still expected to happen.
This was stated by NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy to WFAA. Other teams were spoken to though, regarding potentially hosting the Super Bowl.
“We plan on playing Super Bowl LVI as scheduled at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13,” McCarthy said. “As part of our standard contingency planning process that we conduct for all regular and postseason games, we have contacted several clubs to inquire about stadium availability in the event we cannot play the Super Bowl as scheduled due to weather-related issues or unforeseen circumstances. Our planning process for the Super Bowl in Los Angeles is ahead of schedule and we look forward to hosting the Super Bowl there to culminate another fantastic NFL season for our fans and clubs.”
People Continue To Worry About COVID-19 Variants
What has more people worried about COVID-19, is the myriad of variants that are out there. These include the Delta and Omnicron variants.
The best ways to combat these though, is to simply get vaccinated. Other fans agree that canceling events at this point isn’t the way to go anymore, and better alternatives in attending events and making them still happen, is to require full proof of vaccination. Many believe this is the best way to go, to get things back to normal, and not have COVID continue to control how the world moves.
The Super Bowl speculation comes after the 2022 Grammys were officially postponed. The ceremony was initially scheduled to take place on January 31, in Los Angeles. Now, there are rumors it will be moved to May or June.