It won’t quite be the usual full house, but 22,000 seats, or roughly 30 percent of capacity, will be filled at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., the N.F.L. said Friday.
About 7,500 of those seats will be occupied by health care workers who are being given free tickets by the league. Those attendees will all have been vaccinated for the coronavirus, the league said, and most will come from the Tampa area though the league will also allot tickets to workers from other N.F.L. cities.
The league said that it would sell 14,500 tickets to the game, set for Feb. 7, with the buyers selected by lottery, as in normal years, with ticket allocations for every N.F.L. team. That total does not include about 2,000 seats in luxury suites at Raymond James Stadium, the site of this year’s Super Bowl. Fans seated there will not be required to be vaccinated.
Throughout the pandemic-hit season, attendance figures varied from venue to venue, depending on local guidelines. In some cities, a significant number of fans were admitted: Dallas led the league with an average of 28,187 fans at its eight home games, followed by Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. But 13 of the 32 teams did not allow fans at any games.