ARLINGTON, TX- AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, could possibly host the coming Super Bowl.
The NFL has had talks with the Dallas Cowboys front office should COVID-19 restrictions prevent the big game from taking place in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesperson, confirmed that contingencies have been looked into and also said they are not unusual.
“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,” Brian McCarthy said, “We plan on playing Super Bowl LVI as scheduled at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.”
The last time AT&T Stadium hosted the Super Bowl was in 2010 when the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.
The City of Arlington actually started communication with the NFL and offered AT&T Stadium if SoFi Stadium does not work out.
Los Angeles County does not have COVID-19 restrictions that would prevent a full stadium for Super Bowl LVI. It is unknown if the Omicron variant will force Los Angeles County or the state of California to impose strict restrictions.
Texas, who have fought lockdowns and COVID restrictions would likely not put venue capacity restrictions in place from this point until Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022.