Tampa to host 2021 Super Bowl, L.A. moves to 2022

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The delay in the opening of the new stadium for the Chargers and Rams in Los Angeles will lead to a delay in the Super Bowl’s return to Los Angeles.

NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday to move Super Bowl LV in February 2021 from Los Angeles to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Los Angeles will now host the Super Bowl a year later.

The two teams in Los Angeles announced last week that construction delays related to heavy rains in the Los Angeles area would require the opening of the stadium to be pushed back to 2020. The NFL has a rule stating that stadiums must be open for at least two seasons before they can host a Super Bowl, which required Los Angeles to seek a waiver that the league’s owners opted not to grant.

Tampa was the runner-up in bidding for Super Bowl LV. Raymond James Stadium has been undergoing major renovations over the last couple of years so the stadium will look much different from the last time it hosted the big game in 2008.

25 responses to “Tampa to host 2021 Super Bowl, L.A. moves to 2022

  1. Oh Kroenke World will have more delays than that. Just wait until he starts asking for TIFs to help get the whole thing built. Taxpayers are going to love that one.

  2. If the league was smart, they would have given LA the Super Bowl for like a decade and kept teams out of there.

    That would have been interesting-perpetual neutral site big game every year with all the glitz and glamour.

    In reality though, LA was much more imposing as the boogeyman which led to several teams getting new stadiums. Quite frankly, San Antonio is just not as terrifying trump card as LA.

    Now, LA has TWO crappy teams and a stadium which was obviously not as well thought out as the powers that be claimed.

    Would not shock me at all if the Chargers have already moved again by the time the stadium actually opens.

  3. GET READY TO U-N-R-A-V-E-L! Bet you won’t recognize the Carson City team. Building a fan base won’t happen while Spanos/Fabriani own the organization. Potentially good team this year. Too bad they’re not playing at Qualcomm.

  4. jimmyt says:
    May 23, 2017 3:43 PM
    Oh Kroenke World will have more delays than that. Just wait until he starts asking for TIFs to help get the whole thing built. Taxpayers are going to love that one.
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    Neither Kroenke nor Dean Spanos will get one single red cent of taxpayer money for the stadium from us taxpayers in LA. They needed LA more than we needed or wanted them. I will personally lead the recall campaign for any politician who advocates giving the NFL a single cent.

  5. Good decision, the SB should be in FL, TX or CA every year, no one is interested in visiting places like MN, Indy & Detroit in early February or pretty much any other time of the year.

  6. L.A. 2022

    That just seems like a the opening screen shot of about a dozen post-apocalyptic films.

  7. wedemboyz88 says:
    May 23, 2017 3:55 PM
    The parking for that stadium is a nightmare. I guess the locals will be making a killing letting people park on their properties.

    ^^^The same could be said for about 99.9% of all other stadiums that host 70K+ people for a game. Just sayin’.

    Good news is, the locals will be making money from parking too, not just the NFL – And what’s wrong with that??????

  8. RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 23, 2017 3:59 PM
    Good decision, the SB should be in FL, TX or CA every year
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    New Orleans, Arizona and Vegas all say hello. Up here above the Mason Dixon line we get that real football weather isn’t conducive to the skirts you ladies favor for such occasions. TX and CA are viable options but why would anyone choose to go to Tampa or any other city in America’s armpit when New Orleans and Vegas are available as choices? Once Vegas and LA are available it’s going to be hard to justify forcing people to take a 3rd world junket to Florida.

  9. jimbo75025 says:
    May 23, 2017 3:53 PM
    If the league was smart, they would have given LA the Super Bowl for like a decade and kept teams out of there.

    That would have been interesting-perpetual neutral site big game every year with all the glitz and glamour.

    In reality though, LA was much more imposing as the boogeyman which led to several teams getting new stadiums. Quite frankly, San Antonio is just not as terrifying trump card as LA.

    Now, LA has TWO crappy teams and a stadium which was obviously not as well thought out as the powers that be claimed.

    Would not shock me at all if the Chargers have already moved again bfy the time the stadium actually opens.

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    Ive been calling it since february.I bet the chargers repeat history again and leave LA for san diego.by then the Qualcomm site will have a new fate and things will have shofted in san diego with the possible fight for Qualcomm site with the soccercity that has land set aside for a. NfL stadium.Also by then there will be that possibility of a partner needed for convention center expansion in san diego after the new vote for a taz on hotels for convention center expansion and homeless is,voted down.

    Chargers will not be able to sell enough psl’s in LA new stadium.regardlesscwhat they say there will never be or will they be able to build a significant fanbase in LA.There is too many fans from transplants of other teams,people have became fans of other teams while there was no football in LA.oh yeah the fact the rams have,a built in fanbase and hostory in LA and the LA raider fanbase who can just drive to vegas for the,weekend to watch them.chargers will not overcome that and NFL will realize it down the road that the chargers only fanbase resides down in san diego .it is what it is!!!!

  10. Why not Dallas (Arlington)?

    God forbid the biggest game of the year be held in the most state-of-the-art NFL stadiums, with a state-of-the-art facility in Frisco to hold events in the weekly buildup to boot.

    Oh well

  11. L.A. is no place for football.
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    That’s a strange thing to say considering there are more NFL players from L.A. than any other city.

  12. beavertonsteve says:
    May 23, 2017 4:30 PM
    L.A. is no place for football.
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    That’s a strange thing to say considering there are more NFL players from L.A. than any other city.

    I think Miami may have something to say about this claim.

  13. jimbo75025 says:
    May 23, 2017 3:53 PM
    If the league was smart, they would have given LA the Super Bowl for like a decade and kept teams out of there.
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    This premise supposes that someone was going to build a new stadium with no team to occupy it. Who ever was going to do that?

  14. Super Bowls are not what they use to be when cities like N.O. are not interested in hosting because of prior commitments (conventions, other events, etc.) In the old days most cities would sell their souls to host the game, not so much the case these days. The NFL is just demanding too much from cities and the returns are just not what they use to be.

  15. Interesting. # of NFL fans excited about going to Tampa for Super Bowl: a dozen or so. # of NFL fans who would be excited about going to New Orleans for a Super Bowl: Enough to fill the Superdome.

    Twice. Maybe three times.

  16. By 2021 isn’t possible that L.A., let alone California, even be in the U.S.? I know must of us hope it’s gone but are people not going to be upset about the Big Game being out of the country?

  17. ipeefreelyagain says:

    Why not Dallas (Arlington)?

    God forbid the biggest game of the year be held in the most state-of-the-art NFL stadiums, with a state-of-the-art facility in Frisco to hold events in the weekly buildup to boot.

    Oh well
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    I don’t want all those outsiders back here again. All they do is cry and complain.

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