Super Bowl LVI may not go down in Los Angeles in February after all.
According to a report from ABC on Wednesday (January 5), the NFL is searching for stadiums outside of California, including AT&T Stadium in Texas, as a possible replacement venue for the Super Bowl.
In the report, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy explained that the NFL looks into backup venues for this Super Bowl every year, but said the league still plans to host the game in Los Angeles on February 13 and is actually “ahead of schedule,” in the planning process of the event.
During his appearance on Eli and Peyton Manning’s Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN, Snoop Dogg revealed he is excited to touch the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show.
“We so thankful that the NFL is accepting Hip Hop on stage and letting us do what we do,” Snoop said. “We plan on putting together a great show to give the people something that they been waiting on.
Snoop also made the bold claim that the performance will be a historic moment for the culture of Hip Hop.
“You know, they love to watch a Super Bowl game but at the same time at halftime, we be loving to see who’s going to perform,” he said. “So we’re going to give you the greatest performance you’ve ever seen Hip Hop history.”
— NFL (@NFL) January 4, 2022
Super Bowl LVI isn’t the only blockbuster event to have its course rerouted over the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Both the 2022 Grammy Awards and Sundance Film Festival had to alter its prestigious scheduling in light of the Omnicron surge.