Super Bowl LV has been moved to Tampa, FL from L.A. after NFL owners unanimously vote to push L.A.’s Super Bowl from 2021 to 2022.
The city of Tampa ended the vote for Super Bowl LV as runner-up, initially. But record high’s in rain pushed the opening of the new Inglewood stadium to 2020, and the NFL’s policy prevents a team to host a Super Bowl in it’s first two seasons.
The game will take place at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, February 7th, 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
Since Tampa ended as runner-up in last year’s vote, the city was awarded with Super Bowl LV due to the delay of L.A. Stadium. Los Angeles, although taken away Superbowl LV, was granted Super Bowl LVI.
Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls. The last one coming in 2009 (Super Bowl XLII) when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals. Raymond James Stadium hosted the NCAA National Championship game back in early January. The stadium has been under construction the past few off-seasons, so perhaps more renovations are coming in time for the big game in 2021.
This year’s Super Bowl is set to take place in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Following with Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Dome in 2018. The big game then heads to Miami for 2019, then just up north to Tampa for 2020. Then L.A. will finally get their Super Bowl in 2021.