The NFL is exploring alternative sites in case it must move the venue for Super Bowl LVI, currently scheduled for February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Among the alternative venues identified by the league is AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Contingency planning is a part of every Super Bowl, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise and California recently instituting a mask mandate, it’s possible that the game will not be able to be played in California.
AT&T Stadium was the home of the 2021 Rose Bowl, which was moved under similar circumstances out of California.
Super Bowl LV was played in front of 25% capacity at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It’s unclear if the NFL would move the game if faced with a capacity restriction based on California or Los Angeles protocols.