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Tampa city officials, business owners hope Super Bowl LV gives the economy a boost – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-01-25 03:00:21 –

Tampa, Florida — First, Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in September.

After that, Tampa Bay Rays will participate in the World Series in October.

Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making history as the first NFL team to play in the Super Bowl at their stadium.

Two weeks after the Super Bowl LV, all eyes are on Tampa and Bucks.

Claire Lessinger, Chief Operating Officer of the Super Bowl Host Committee, said: “It’s an exciting time for Tampa Bay.”

This is the first time the Buccaneers have participated in the Super Bowl since 2003, and the fifth time the city of Tampa has hosted an NFL title game.

Visit Tampa President and CEO Santiago Corrada said the economic boost from the Super Bowl is what the Tampa Bay region and Florida need.

“There are many companies that are struggling, especially in the hospitality industry, because of the pandemic,” said Korada. “This is a three or four hour commercial for our home and business.”

Mr. Korada said it is also important that everyone is safe.

“We don’t want to spread the virus,” Korada said.

The NFL and local leaders have worked together to ensure that all Super Bowl events follow the CDC guidelines.

“These events are safe and fans will feel comfortable,” said Lessinger.

The NFL limits the capacity of the Super Bowl LV to 22,000. This includes 7,500 healthcare workers vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

The 22,000 fans record the lowest number of attendees in Super Bowl history during the season when many stadiums remained empty throughout the season.

The NFL also said the plan would enhance the protocol already implemented by the team. They include mandatory masks, social distance, seating with pods, touchless in-stadium experience, and controlled access.



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