The N.F.L. offers free Super Bowl tickets to 50 COVID-19 vaccinated fans as part of a global event to encourage vaccinations. Working with the White House COVID Response Team and Global Citizen, the Super Bowl promotion asks fans to share why they got vaccinated or will soon do so. Details on how to win the Super Bowl tickets will be announced Saturday night during Global Citizen’s “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” program. The event brings together artists, entertainers, and world leaders, including President Joe Biden, to support vaccine equity.
The show takes place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, where the 56th Super Bowl will be held next February.
More than 3 million vaccinations have been administered at 21 N.F.L. stadiums and facilities since January. In February, 7,500 vaccinated health care workers were invited to attend the Super Bowl in Tampa as guests of the league.
Hosted by Selena Gomez, the VAX LIVE special will feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R.
The P.G.A. Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic will have some spectators this summer at Detroit Golf Club.
The announcement was made Wednesday, two months before U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau returns to defend his title in the Motor City. Tournament officials have not determined how many fans will be able to buy tickets to the Rocket Mortgage Classic, which concludes on July 4.
Michigan has become the current national hotspot for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at a time when more than half of the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated, and other states have seen the virus diminish substantially.
DeChambeau won the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes for his first victory of the season.
The decision was made in coordination with local health officials and is subject to change based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fans will be required to answer health questions at the entrance, and face coverings will be required except when eating or drinking. Food and drink will not be allowed within 10 feet of the rope lines.
When the tournament was held in Omaha in 2013, more than 30,000 spectators were on hand for each final two rounds.