The 25,000 fans watching the Super Bowl inside Tampa's Raymond James Stadium are outnumbered by 30,000 cardboard cutouts.
For this year's big game, 25,000 ticketed fans were allowed to watch in person from the stands and suites, including 7,500 vaccinated health-care workers. The NFL sold the 30,000 cardboard cutouts for $100 each.
At the start of the game, #SuperSpreaderBowl was trending on Twitter, with users questioning the decision to allow tens of thousands of people inside the stadium amid a pandemic. Around the stadium, there were signs up reminding people to stand at least six feet apart. Reuters reports that while most fans were wearing masks, they were not as good about social distancing near the concession stands.