As vaccines for coronavirus begin to rollout, the need for infrastructure to support the mass-vaccinations is being met by sports stadia around the world as they are offering their space and advanced facilities to health organizations to help administer the drug to millions of individuals.
In the UK, soccer’s Bristol City FC has turned its 27,000-seater Ashton Gate Stadium into one of the country’s seven mass-vaccination hubs, while other venues around the country such as the KC Stadium, Burton Albion’s Pirelli stadium, AFC Wimbledon’s new Plough Lane Stadium, and more are joining the fight as smaller centers for the jab.
Meanwhile, English Premier League soccer teams are offering their homes for use, including Tottenham Hotspur’s £1bn new stadium, Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium, and Brighton’s Amex Stadium, with more expected to join the list.
In the US, it’s a similar story with the country’s most recognizable stadia becoming mass-vaccination hubs. The NFL’s Miami Dolphins have converted its Covid-19 testing site into a vaccination center, while the University of Michigan’s 107,000-seater Michigan stadium, otherwise known as the Big House and is the country’s biggest collegiate stadium, has become a giant vaccination site.
More US sports venues are likely to also be converted for the mass vaccination rollout as the National Football League has issued a plea for teams to offer up their venues.