The greatest spectacle in the game of football will not be fully packed out in Tampa.
Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that the NFL is planning to have a seating capacity of 20 percent at Super Bowl LV in Raymond James Stadium. The attendance would be around 13,000 to 15,000 fans given the number of seats.
Seating capacity at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is 65,618, maybe more with temporary seating for a Super Bowl. So attendance at Super Bowl LV could be between 13-15,000 people. https://t.co/AZT14pyRaE
Reports also came from Schefter that the NFL could potentially add a Week 18 if games are canceled due to COVID-19, which would push the Super Bowl back to February 7th.
The Bucs played their first game of the season at Raymond James Stadium with no one in attendance but then allowed fans in for their last two home games against the Chargers and Packers. They’ve limited the crowd number to 10,000 so far.
Tampa Bay is looking to become the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl game in their home stadium.