Report: Tampa new favorite to host L.A.’s Super Bowl

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The record rains in Southern California might be costing more than a season of Rams and Chargers games.

With the league reluctant to play a Super Bowl in the first year of a new stadium, other contenders are now in the mix to host the 2021 Super Bowl.

According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Tampa is now considered the “front-runner” to host the event, which would suggest the needed waiver to keep the game in L.A. isn’t likely after weather caused a year of construction delays.

A seasoned Super Bowl host, Tampa bid to host the game that was awarded to Los Angeles as a reward for the new stadium the Rams and Chargers will share.

New Orleans was also in the mix, but convention and Mardi Gras conflicts will keep them from hosting that year.

10 responses to “Report: Tampa new favorite to host L.A.’s Super Bowl

  1. Tampa is cool, but RayJay is a dump. The Jags stadium is a few hours away and in a totally different league. Downtown Jax is not as ready to handle that kind of crowd, though.

  2. When is Charlotte going to host a Super Bowl? Stadium is being renovated, it rarely snows here in February, hotels are popping up like mushrooms after a bad rain, and we hosted the Democrat National Convention and nobody got shot. Let us have it!

  3. Phoenix is a great spot. Great weather that time of year, great stadium and the Super Bowl games they’ve played there have been some of the best.

  4. LOL @ you clueless people bashing Ray Jay and Tampa.

    Ray Jay continues to have one of the best playing surfaces in the world and the stadium itself is a great place to watch a game now with the newly updated State of the Art HD video boards/digital audio system, highly renovated East and West Club/Suite areas. Ray Jay is as nice or nicer than any stadium built before or around the same time (1998).

    As far as the Tampa Bay area … we live in a place where many people from across the nation and world come to vacation because of the many gorgeous beaches, weather, major sporting events and outdoor activities. It’s a perfect place to host any big game (See previous Super Bowls, Stanley Cup Finals, World Series and recent NCAAF Champ Game)

    You guys are clueless!

    #SuperBowlTampa2021

    #SiegeTheDay

  5. The worst was at Jacksonville when they had to hire cruise ships to house the fans and crews and media members.

  6. Let’s be honest. The SB should be in Nola every year. It’s the perfect city for the SB. You can walk from your hotel everywhere, it has more wonderful restaurants than most cities have bad restaurants, the weather isn’t punitive, (think MN or god forbid that Dallas atrocity) the laissez le bon temps rouler attitude of the city and it’s people, bars are open till 3am and perhaps most importantly, it’s not Atlanta. Whodat!

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