The NFL has made it official: Tampa will host Super Bowl LV in 2021! It will be Tampa’s first time hosting the game since February 2009.
“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,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer said. “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.”
The game was originally scheduled to be held in Los Angeles. But delays in the new Los Angeles stadium pushed the Southern California Super Bowl back one year opening the door for Tampa, who needed only to confirm stadium renovations will be met.
Not to mention that the Chargers and Rams will both be playing in that new California stadium and they’ll need an extra year to get the stink of those two teams out of it for the big game.
- This will mark Tampa’s fifth time hosting the game. The old Tampa Stadium played host to Super Bowls 18 (1984) and 25 (1991). Raymond James Stadium has held two Super Bowls, as well. It hosted Super Bowls 35 (2001) and 43 (2009).
- The future Super Bowl host cities are now Minneapolis (2018), Atlanta (2019), Miami (2020), Tampa (2021) and Los Angeles (2022).