Following the buzz that Tampa is favored to host the NHL All-Star game in 2018, it appears a delay in Los Angeles could bring the Super Bowl back to Tampa in 2021.
The best of the best are set to compete in Tampa
Darin Gantt with NBC Sports reports that the league is reluctant to play a Super Bowl in the first year of a new stadium. The record rains in Southern California also played in a role in delaying the bid.
NFL now exploring pushing back LA’s Super Bowl one year, which city is willing to do, per sources. Looking like Tampa in 2021, LA in 2022.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2017
Tampa last hosted the Super Bowl in 2009. The game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals remains one of the greatest in Super Bowl history. Our city’s proven track record with major sports events makes Raymond James Stadium a safe bet for putting on a good show. On May 23, NFL owners voted unanimously to make Tampa the host of Super Bowl 55 in 2021.
The @NFL owners have voted, unanimously, to move Super Bowl 55 to Tampa, while LA will host Super Bowl 56, source says.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2017
Super Bowl has major economic impact
More than just a win for sports fans, this news provides a major boosts for hotels and restaurants in Tampa Bay. in 2015, the Super Bowl in Arizona had an economic impact of $719.4 million for the entire state, according to a study from Seidman Research Institute and School of Business at ASU. Super Bowl 50 produced an economic impact of over $800 million in San Francisco.