It’s Official, Tampa to Host Super Bowl in 2021

Is it too early to think about a Bucs home game for the Super Bowl LV? The Tampa Bay Sports Commission reported that NFL owners officially awarded Super Bowl LV in 2021 to Tampa during the NFL Fall League Meeting in New York City.

In May, it was announced that Tampa had been offered the Super Bowl on the condition that the city meet certain requirements related to its bid. With the announcement, the city now turns its focus to preparing to host the league’s premier event for the fifth time.

“The final approval of Super Bowl LV is a great source of pride for the Glazer family, the Buccaneers organization and the entire Tampa Bay region…We have made substantial improvements in recent years to ensure that Raymond James Stadium could ultimately host the game for a third time and we appreciate that our fellow owners have recognized the stadium and our area’s long and distinguished history as a world-class host city.”

-Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer.

Tampa hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship game this past January. Raymond James Stadium is in the midst of a four-phase, $150 million renovation that will be completed by the start of the 2018 NFL season.

*Header photo via Raymond James Stadium

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.