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Cannons at Raymond James Stadium may be silent during Super Bowl

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A group of representatives from the National Football League hosted a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss the preparation of Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl LV and the Super Bowl Experience.

Here are the main takeaways:

The home team at the Super Bowl alternates each year. Since it’s an NFC year, the Bucs will be the home team and will get to use their home locker room.

This year’s halftime show, starring The Weeknd will take place inside Raymond James Stadium.

NFL leaders also discussed a COVID-19 mitigation plan to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

“Every fan, every guest, every person working at the stadium when they arrive will receive a kn95 mask, will receive bacterial wipes,” said NFL Vice President of Live Events, Jon Barker.

The Super Bowl Experience at Julian B. Lane park will operate on a reservation system to ensure social distancing. We are told a “handful” of tickets are left for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.

A number of rituals, such as the firing of the cannons from the pirate ship in the north end zone of the stadium, are under review.

“We will work with the game presentation team for both clubs…they will put in their requests. We will review them to make sure whatever it is that we are doing is equal with both teams. Those conversations are ongoing.”

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