The NFL has set Super Bowl Locations for the next few years, but NFL owners voted to move Super Bowl 55, which had been scheduled to be played in Los Angeles, to Tampa. The shift came as a result of weather-related construction delays at the new LA stadium site, which will instead host Super Bowl 56 in 2022. (More on that later.)
Tampa was an easy choice to fill the Super Bowl 2021 location void thanks to its success as a host in the past. The city has hosted the Super Bowl four times, two in old Tampa Stadium and two in Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Buccaneers.
The 65,000-seat stadium that can expand to seat 75,000 hosted its first NFL game in 1998, and, of course, like Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida, it, too, recently went through a renovation project.
Raymond James Stadium now boasts what its website calls the most advanced HD video system in use today. With two 9,600-square-foot boards (north and south ends of the stadium) and four 2,300-square-foot HD tower walls, it ranks as the third-largest video board system in the NFL.
The new sound system has 400-plus speakers throughout the stadium, providing 750,000 watts of power.
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