On Tuesday, it was announced that Tampa has the opportunity to host Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium if it meets certain requirements. The game had originally been set to be played in Los Angeles, but the NFL announced the potential move fearing construction on the city's new stadium would not be completed.
"The Tampa Bay area has enjoyed great success over the years hosting Super Bowls and we look forward to working with our local leaders in the coming months to meet the requirements for hosting Super Bowl LV in 2021," Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer said. "Today's announcement offers us the opportunity to showcase Tampa Bay's unique ability to come together as a host for world-class events."
The game would be played in February of 2021. It would mark the fifth time that Tampa has hosted a Super Bowl. The city has hosted the game in 2009, 2001, 1991 and 1984. Los Angeles is in line to host the following year's Super Bowl in the city's new stadium. This year's Super Bowl will be held in Minnesota, followed by Atlanta and Miami.
Tampa hosted the College Football National Championship game this past year. By the time the Super Bowl would be played in Tampa, extensive renovations to Raymond James Stadium will have been completed.