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NFL giving away 7,500 free Super Bowl tickets to health care workers

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(CNN) - The National Football League is going to allow 22,000 fans attend the Super Bowl next month.

That includes 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who will get their tickets for free. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement Friday.

Most of the health care workers come from the Tampa, Florida area where the game is being hosted. All of the 32 NF teams have also selected health care workers from their areas as well.

The NFL said health care workers will be recognized with planned tributes in the stadium and during the broadcast.

The NFL said it made the capacity decision after discussions with public health officials, including the CDC, the Florida Department of Health and area hospitals and health care systems.

The NFL said its comprehensive plan will let the league host fans at the Super Bowl in a safe and responsible way during the pandemic.

Super Bowl 55 takes place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Feb. 7.

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