Bucs Lose 2020 Super Bowl To South Florida In Head-To-Head Vote

May 24th, 2016


It was a rough afternoon for the Tampa Bay region at the NFL Owners Meetings in Charlotte.

Future Super Bowls were awarded and the Bucs and Tampa didn’t get one.

The 2019 game will be played in Atlanta’s brand new stadium. Atlanta’s winning vote was against New Orleans, which wasn’t bidding on the 2020 game.

Reporters at the event were Tweeting that the next vote was South Florida vs. Tampa head-to-head.

After the $400 million dumped into Joe Robbie Stadium (or whatever the hell they call it now), it was a no-brainer that the NFL owners’ vote would follow the money. South Florida (Dolphins) got the 2020 game. Los Angeles takes 2021.

Of course, it’s always about the money.

With new NFL stadiums in the near-future pipeline, it sure seems like Tampa will need a new Buccaneers stadium if it ever hopes to host another Super Bowl. In 2022, the next open Super Bowl date, the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway will be nearly 24 years old.

It will be interesting to see what kind of new-football-stadium chatter emerges if there’s ever serious talk about Tampa/Hillsborough County helping to fund a new park for the Tampa Bay Rays.

20 Responses to “Bucs Lose 2020 Super Bowl To South Florida In Head-To-Head Vote”

  1. Lurch Says:

    I hope I’m wrong, but I think it would be a cold day in hell before the bucs get another stadium.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    I love ray jay….the glazers would be fools to get peer pressured into building a new stadium…I think what their doing now is enough….bring in 2 new gigantic jumbo trons and that its…GO BUCS!!!

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    Likely next rotation. Even though the league is starting to use some cold weathers cities, thanks to global warming, Tampa will host again, but hard to compete with new stadiums.

  4. Stanglassman Says:

    Miami residents will pay 1.2 billion over the next 30 years on that 400 million dollar bond they got saddled to. I hope those suckers really enjoy that super bowl.

  5. rayjay1122 Says:

    If you build it they will come.

  6. rayjay1122 Says:

    We should build a dome or retractable roof stadium where the original Tampa Stadium was and make the CITS a parking lot again. I say a dome….I like air conditioning. Just saying…

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Glazers could probably foot the bill for a new Bucs stadium, just keep the price under 2 billion for a future Super Bowl guarantee. Covered seating with huge fans to keep a hot breeze blowing. Monopoly money not accepted. Just sell the team to the fans, they collectively can all buy in as part owners. Minimum buy in 10 grand yearly. Tickets extra. Oh wait thats what people are paying now with no stake. On second thought forget it. Who builds a stadium in a recession anyway.

  8. Dave Says:

    I’m with RayJay – the next stadium should have a retractable roof.
    It isn’t that much more than the stadium cost at this point.
    At the very least, the fans need to be completely shaded.
    I barely go to live games anymore, just too damn uncomfortably hot.

    They aren’t getting another one unless they sink in millions or build new. Too many new or renovated ones are popping up and they will always get them first- even the cold weather ones now.

  9. BucFan20 Says:

    They are not going to build something this team can’t even fill. Talk about a new stadium when this team becomes a regular winner.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Damn…..and we could have been playing at home for our 3rd Superbowl in a row!!!

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    We don’t need a new stadium. Just enclose the one we have and give it a new facade. Piece of cake and a lot less $$$.

  12. Barmorej Says:

    The Bucs shouldn’t feel pressure to replace RayJay.

    With the new renovations, the stadium will be great. I’ve sat nearly everywhere in the stadium, and there’s not a bad seat in the house.

    The taxpayers money should not be wasted when we already have a great stadium experience with the new screens. The Screens were the only noticably bad part of RayJay. The Rays have a terrible stadium experience, which is why the need one, but the Bucs do not.

    As far as a dome, this is the Sunshine State, Football (and Baseball for that matter) should be played in the sun. Sure, the cushy fans would love a dome, but so would our opponents. If you can’t spend a few hours in the sun, why do you live in Florida?

  13. salish_seamonster Says:

    Build a new stadium just to attract a SuperBowl? How f*cking stupid is that?

    You wanna build a stadium to benefit a bunch of rich people? How about having it 100% funded by corporations in the Tampa Bay Area? That’s fair.

    Seriously, RJS is not even 20 years old, and it’s getting the new technology. It has plenty of capacity, and it’s structurally sound. There’s no good reason to build another stadium.

  14. Ocala Says:

    I’m with Dave
    I think the more realistic approach is a make over and partially covered RaYJa.
    Super Bowls bring in over $100MM to the community plus it puts the stadium in a position to get other big events and bring more money to the community.

  15. salish_seamonster Says:

    So you want to build a stadium that costs at least 500 million (conservatively) to bring in 100 million from a SuperBowl? That’s like buying a 1 dollar bill with a five. Dumb. Seriously, if corporations wanna build it, let ’em, but no public money unless you can demonstrate that it provides measurable benefit to average taxpaying citizens and not just a jackpot for big-moneyed individuals and corporations.

  16. D-Rome Says:

    Ray Jay is a fine stadium. It just needs upgrades which are already happening.

  17. Fsuking Says:

    I’m must say that this is the first I’ve heard anyone say about a new stadium. There is no chance we just poured a boatload of money into ours. We have a minimum of another 20 years in that place. Nice try though Joe

  18. pick6 Says:

    there is no reason for a new stadium for the bucs in the next 20+ years. the problem with the “old” stadiums was they were built in an era before high-end seating areas were part of the design plan – they were concrete with enough alumimum benches for 90,000 butts, a field in the middle, and that was it. unless the paradigm for watching football live changes due to some hard-wired technology or social viewing habits, the current stadiums can just keep being renovated with better tech and facilities as the bucs are doing.

    new stadium construction these days is usually to replace a facility that pre-dates the moon landing or to fix a location problem

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Bucs don’t need a new stadium…won’t for a while.

    If that costs us some super bowl hosting, who cares? It’s not like the SB brings any lasting difference to the area.

    I would rather be IN a SB than host one.

  20. SB with Jameis Says: