While the COVID-19 pandemic may have made attending sports games in-person impossible, many sports stadiums across the country have been repurposed to help fight the spread of the virus. Centrally-located, accessible via public transportation and highways, and designed to ensure that thousands of people can move safely and with a high degree of coordination, sports stadiums across the nation have been instrumental in providing food, PPE, COVID tests, COVID vaccines, and even accommodations for hospital overflows and frontline hospital workers. Even more so, sports stadiums helped get vaccines and tests to less-advantaged communities: while Black and Hispanic populations are less likely to be vaccinated than white Americans, the CDC found that Black and Hispanic populations were vaccinated at stadiums at rates much closer to national averages. Read, and find out more here about how sports stadiums around the country, and the world, are helping curb the spread of the virus.
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