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Super Bowl sees 25,000 fans amid pandemic; streaker interrupts game

The impact from the coronavirus pandemic could be seen at Sunday’s Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla.

Due to the virus, only 25,000 mask-wearing fans attended, including approximately 7,500 vaccinated health care workers given free tickets by the NFL. About 30,000 cardboard cutouts made the stadium look full.

A streaker wearing a hot-pink onesie eluded security and slid into the end zone with 5:03 left in the game. Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City, 31-9.

The NFL completed its 269-game season on time without any cancellations, a remarkable accomplishment that required nearly 1 million COVID-19 tests for players and team personnel.

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