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Pro Sports Stadiums Found A New Purpose In The Fight Against COVID-19

Most of them weren't getting much use.
Pro Sports Stadiums Found A New Purpose In The Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are here and people are returning to sports stadiums, but not to watch their favorite team play. 

Multiple sports organizations are stepping up to the plate in the fight against COVID-19 by volunteering their home stadiums to serve as mass vaccination sites in order to speed up the process.

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Stadiums from every sports league are being used as mass vaccination sites, including State Farm Stadium, which is home to the Arizona Cardinals from the NFL.

The vaccination site is open 24/7.  

The Miami Marlins from Major League Baseball (MLB) also decided to make good use of their home turf.

Not too far down the road from the Marlins' stadium, Hard Rock Stadium, which is home to the Miami Dolphins from the NFL, has been open as a mass vaccination site since early January. 

Also from the NFL, the home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, opened as the first large-scale vaccination site in Massachusetts.

The NASCAR community was able to get in on the mass vaccination site trend, turning Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway into one until March 12, 2021.

Sports teams on the West Coast are also getting some use out of their stadiums as vaccination sites, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, where up to 12,000 people a day could receive a dose of the vaccine.

Editor's Note: The CDC has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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