MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Although Hard Rock Stadium has become a COVID-19 vaccination site, it won't be impacted by the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that the Miami Gardens football stadium will be one of several vaccination sites in the state.
Hard Rock Stadium has already been a coronavirus testing site for several months, but it will now also serve as a drive-thru site for residents 65 and older to receive the vaccine.
A "soft opening" is already underway at Hard Rock Stadium, which is the site of Monday night's national championship game between top-ranked Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State.
But DeSantis said he doesn't believe the game will be a concern for those attempting to get vaccinated.
"I don't think it means you need to shut it down," DeSantis said. "Maybe it'll close a little early, but I think you can still do it, even on that day."