SUPER BOWL LV TAMPA 2021
The Buccaneers heading to Super Bowl LV marks the fourth Bay area sports team to secure a spot in their respective championship in the past year.
Despite all the troubles 2020 brought, it was an incredible time for Tampa Bay area sports teams. The Bucs are in good company with the Stanley Cup champions: the Tampa Bay Lightning; the MLB American League champions: the Tampa Bay Rays; and the USL Eastern Conference winners: the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Tampa has previously hosted four Super Bowls (1984, 1991. 2001, 2009). The last two played in Tampa took place at the Raymond James Stadium (just 3 miles from Erehwon Retreat). We call it the Ray Jay here in Tampa!
The City of Tampa renovated Raymond James Stadium in 2016, adding new HD video boards and a sound system. Further improvements include suites, concessions and locker rooms. The current seating capacity is 65,000 but is expandable to 75,000 for a big game.
Hosting any major sporting event in Tampa is a breeze, due to our excellent climate and popular local activities. Of course, Erehwon Retreat looks forward to showcasing our unique 1923 Arts and Craft Bungalow and Cottage experience. And choosing us gives you amazing proximity to the stadium.
Super Bowl Opening Night POWERED BY BOLT 24 is the national kick off for Super Bowl LV festivities, held virtually this year on Monday, February 1, 2021. Be a part of the action as the Super Bowl players and coaches address the nation for the first time LIVE. Super Bowl Opening Night is the first place that Super Bowl players and coaches from both teams will interact with media before the Super Bowl.
Celebrate Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay! Fans have the opportunity to attend Super Bowl Experience, the NFL and Host Committee’s joint interactive football theme park as Super Bowl LV touches down in Tampa. Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s – NFL’s interactive football theme park –will return to Tampa for Super Bowl LV from Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31 and from Wednesday, February 3 – Saturday, February 6 along the Tampa Riverwalk. To celebrate the history of the NFL, Super Bowl Experience will offer fans the opportunity virtually meet & greet with current NFL players and Legends, participate in games, and shop merchandise from NFL Shop presented by Visa. Super Bowl Experience will also feature photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, and a Super Bowl rings display showcasing all 54 Super Bowl rings!
Super Bowl History
At Erehwon Retreat we have visitors from around the world, so I’m just going to explain a little about the Super Bowl to those who might not understand this great American institution. It’s the annual championship game of the American National Football League (NFL). Traditionally, from 2004 until 2020, it’s been held on the first Sunday in February. In 2020, due to COVID-19, it took place in September. What else can I say? It’s the second biggest food day in the USA after Thanksgiving. It’s also the most watched TV broadcast of the year – not just sports broadcasting – total TV! Finally, the Super Bowls in Tampa or elsewhere are famous for half time adverts. This is the most expensive commercial airtime of the year, and companies create advertising just for the Super Bowl.
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (known as the Bucs) make it to the Super Bowl and win it will be a first. Sadly, the Vegas odds of a Bucs win are 60 to 1. Still, we’re crossing our fingers … the BUCS WIN!!