Super Bowl Returns To Tampa In 2021

May 23rd, 2017

What a turn of events!

Local football fans — hopefully, Bucs fans especially — got quite a gift from NFL owners this afternoon.

With torrential California rains causing major construction delays and issues for the new Los Angeles stadium, which already was bestowed the Super Bowl in February 2021, a change in venue was required. And the NFL’s biggest guns voted today to award the game to Tampa and the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway.

Joe is pumped!

Ahh, the parties, the pageantry, and the parties, and the cool events across town, and the parties. But more important, what a chance this is for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to shock the world and win a Super Bowl on his home turf.

It has yet to be done in NFL history.

That Super Bowl is 3 1/2 years away, but it’s damn cool. And it says a lot for how highly regarded Tampa is a venue that knows how to run a high-quality, big-time event.

Man, Joe can envision Jameis hoisting his second Lombardi trophy in that season. Hopefully, that fantasy doesn’t end with Jameis retiring early and attacking his boyhood dream of being a baseball star.

51 Responses to “Super Bowl Returns To Tampa In 2021”

  1. Trubucfan22 Says:


  2. Pickgrin Says:

    I was thinking the same thing before I even got to the part where its mentioned.

    A realistic chance for the Bucs to become the 1st team to ever win a Super Bowl on their home field.

    Great news for this area… ChaChing!

  3. DoNUTS Says:

    Awesome….great for the city…maybe we can get a few water drainage systems near downtown finally so we dont look like a 3rd world country on the national news? How about it Mayor “no progress” Buckhorny?

  4. ARGH_M8E Says:

    And the parties!

  5. East Coast Kyle Says:

    Great news for Tampa being considered for SB 55…

    what’s up with the stadium policy that all individuals of all ages must have a ticket? was going to go to a home game this year but the Raymond James stadium rules state my 8 month yr old son needs a ticket for admittance… shame on the Bucs for that policy as most stadiums around the NFL allow for children under 2 yrs of age in for free. Looks like I’m going to see them play in Buffalo.

  6. Fartman Says:

    As far as goals go, we only have one… Superbowl Ring.

  7. DoNUTS Says:


    Its about 50% have this same policy. Since when is the NFL not greedy? This is not new.

    New Orleans is 5 years old and under = free.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    DoNUTS – Tampa was built on a swamp in an area where you get torrential seasonal downpours, so unless you want to pump tens of billions into coming up with a better system to deal with these issues that last like 30-mins after heavy rain in the summer- you’re not going to have a solution. It’s remarkable to me the people that think you can just tell a mayor to fix a multi-billion dollar problem and think it’s no big deal, we’ll just bill the average Tampa taxpayer an extra $2500 a year for the next decade to pay for it.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Kyle – Why are other people supposed to be even more cramped in a stadium because you think because you drop unprotected loads in your life partner that everyone else should care? If you can’t afford an extra ticket then don’t bring the kid – in fact if you’re going anywhere don’t bring your kid, it’s an 8-month old, have some respect for other people.

  10. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Well the good part is, they didn’t spend $1.6 billion on a ultra dome like the dumb city of Atlanta did.

  11. Eric Says:

    Great news. Love those Super Bowl parties.

  12. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    Very big for our metro area for sure. A lot of credit goes to the Bucs for the upgrades to make the stadium great…over $150 million worth. That is, only about $30 million of that is from the taxpapers…the Bucs went much more elaborate than Tampa/Hillsborough had to pay…would have been minimal items such as replace standard video screens and basic fixtures. Instead, surround sound, ribbon boards, four extra displays, and all new furnishings…definitely a nice place to be again.

  13. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    The owners recognize a great stadium when they see one!

    Great to see that Famous Jameis Winston will be the first person in history to hoist the Lombardi trophy in his own stadium!

  14. Glenn Williams 3rd Says:

    JoeBucsFan…why is there a photo of the Steelers super bowl ring instead of the Bucs???

  15. Drew Says:

    So cool!!! I retire in 2019 and will be coming home in time for the Super Bowl party.

  16. Dewey Selmon Says:

    “Employees” at Mons Venus high fiving each other!

  17. rayjay1122 Says:

    Personally, I don’t feel like a pro sporting event is a good place to bring a baby. I would not bring a small child to a game. I would get a family member or baby sitter to take care of the child so I could enjoy the game. Of course you have the right to bring yours but the Bucs have the right to charge the child price for all children including babys

  18. Lord Cornelius Says:

    That’s awesome I didn’t see that coming! Great for Tampa

  19. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    First Down Tampa Bay….that’s in 2021, so I am assuming you think the Bucs will win two or three SBs in a row!

  20. Zwak Says:

    Hope by then it’s played on Saturday night!

  21. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    and the damn traffic on Dale Mabry..UGH! What normally would be a 30 minute drive home becomes a full hour or more..

    Debbie Downer does not care for the extra traffic, longer lines at restaurants, etc..I don’t benefit at all..

    Unless the Bucs are in it, then Debbie will change her tune..

  22. Xandtar Says:

    This is great news, it’s not just the legitimate shot that our window might be wide open for a Super Bowl run, it’s the respect that brings a big game like the Super Bowl to a “small market” NFL city.

    Now, Glazers, please change the uniform back to the way it was in 2002, please. I want to see us win it all in red again.

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    if I am not mistaken the one dimensional overrated underachieving Dungy had an opportunity to be first home team in Superbowl. unfortunately, his grasp of football was limited to defense only. thankfully it did not take gruden long to clean up dungy’s mess.

    great news for the city

  24. East Coast Kyle Says:

    Rod Munch — I like to respect people’s opinions and people to have their freedom of speech. Just your opinion went just a little too far; I would love to meet you in person to discuss this as adults.

    Have some respect for other people? It’s a sporting event not a movie theather LMAO

  25. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis will become not just the first Q to win a SB on his home turf that night… he will become the first QB to THREE-PEAT as well … SB champs in 2019,2020 and 2021!

    One can hope, no?

  26. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    East Coast Kyle…I love kids, and I love family time, but your kids/family time is not suppoed to interfere with my time. Don’t mean to sound mean, but I have been to Rays games where folks next to me had their (just under) 2 year old. That stuff about sitting on laps is crap. That kid was constantly getting down and wanting to walk around, and the parents were not paying attention, becuause they were TRYING to also watch the game. My personel rule has always been if they are not old enough to understand what’s happening, don’t bring them. It’s better on the parents and the other fans.

  27. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I hope someone cleanup Gruden mess. It’s been 10 years and it’s still a mess.

  28. Holy Facepalm Says:

    It wasn’t that long ago we took our babies to the game for free. You can’t always get a sitter and they sleep for the most part anyway. Those who are saying leave them at home never had any babies.

    That they cared about.

  29. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    super bowl 55 … same #as one of top 2 all time bucs… jameis and destiny will get the bucs there against tom brady in his last year… bucs roll and brady and belichek move to ruskin

  30. East Coast Kyle Says:

    I get what you’re saying Fred E. and I do enjoy open honest feedback than someone just being a troll (cough: Rod Munch).
    There are crappy parents out there and I see how annoying it is if kids are just running around without the paarents paying attention.

  31. ARGH_M8E Says:

    AND THE PARTIES!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Fred E. Bucs Says:

    Glenn..the Steelers were the last victor of the SB played in Tampa. They earned it here.

  33. SB Says:

    Hey Argh…..Are you ready for the Parties?

  34. ATrain Says:


    I will assume since the ATrain is your favorite he will never sitting with you in the Box

  35. ATrain Says:

    Dang Joe

    That was suppose to say will be sitting with you in the
    JOE’s Box at RJ

  36. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I remember a couple of years ago during the Chicago game, parents had bought like a one year old..kid had to sit right next to me, and he needed a diaper and a kid needing a diaper change and I was trying hard as heck not to barf my over-priced hot dog..

  37. DB55 Says:

    May 23rd, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    Jameis will become not just the first Q to win a SB on his home turf that night… he will become the first QB to THREE-PEAT as well … SB champs in 2019,2020 and 2021!

    One can hope, no?

    You forgot 3 Undefeated seasons too.

  38. SB Says:

    Lol DB…….Give him a break. He is just Stoked!

  39. SB Says:

    Sorry Life…. I meant ‘her’ and ‘she’. Sorry ma’am.

  40. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Nu Buccs ring representation, Joe??

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Uh oh looks like I made the internet tough guy Kyle mad when I pointed out the fact that no one cares about his kid and that Kyle should have some respect for other people and not bring his infant to public events. So you know Kyle that’s called being a good parent – look into it.

    Anywho if you’d like to meet up I’m out of town at the moment but if you want to fly up north I’ll be waiting for you. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC – just drive up to the front door and knock, tell them you’re the internet tough guy who wants to put a beating on the man of the house, they’ll show you right in.

    God bless.

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    This is a very cool little surprize and something long overdue since Tampa has been getting the runaround for years. I wonder if this will push another round of renovations of the stadium. After seeing what the Lightning did to the 20+ year old Ice Palace I’d be excited to see what they could do to Raymond James past what they’ve already got done. I mean the Ice Palace is just a fantastic top notch building now – it’s pretty amazing that’s the same place it was 10 years ago. I didn’t go to any games last year so I didn’t see all the new upgrades, but I know just prior to that when I went to a game it was the first time I had ever been there where the place was starting to look and feel old – it needed a massive pressure washing, hopefully they did that already since that alone would make the place look 10 years younger.

  43. Buccanr1 Says:

    As much as you would like to sound like a great parent, quit with internet tough guy BS. It’s not helping your case

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…I’m hoping they put a stroller section in for kids…. 🙂

    Bring your infant to a game at Raymond Jameis on a nice sunny September game, sounds delightful!

    I don’t live in Tampa. So have fun with all the traffic and what not.

    The only Super Bowl I care about is one that hosts the Bucs. I don’t care if it’s in Tampa or Anchorage, Alaska. I’m selfish that way. 🙂

  45. East Coast Kyle Says:

    Rod you’re too funny dude. I’m perplexed about being a quote unquote internet tough guy bs? I’m sure we all have stories to back up our ‘accomplishments’. As a Bucs fan and since I’ve been stationed on the east coast, I like to catch a Bucs home game once a season.
    My wife and I had a kid now, we take him everywhere with us since we don’t have family close to drop him off… not seeing how that’s not being a good parent. I know we are responsible enough to remove ourselves from a situation if he gets irritated, I think that’s pretty much every parents anxiety towards public events/settings.
    Sorry that you have resentment in your life just bc your dad abandoned you, but then again arguing with an idiot on the interwebs doesn’t equal results as an adult.

  46. spicoli Says:

    Buccanr1 Says:
    May 23rd, 2017 at 11:53 pm
    As much as you would like to sound like a great parent, quit with internet tough guy BS. It’s not helping your case


    didn’t know I had an internet tough guy bs thing going on

  47. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Hi SB!!

    No problem..I just don’t see where the problem

  48. Pick6 Says:

    I have attended between 7 to 10 regular season games a year, home games plus about 13 different stadiums in the last decade. I can tell you from personal experience as a person who has routinely sat around younger kids and as a father of 3 kids under age 5, that adults almost universally outdo toddlers and infants when it comes to detracting from the fan experience on Sunday.

  49. Pick6 Says:

    When a grownup decides that he or she is going to be more of a spectacle than the game we all came to see, there is o parent to remove them from the scene

  50. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Now, Glazers, please change the uniform back to the way it was in 2002

    X you are the latest in a long line of posters who barf at our current unis. I think Bonzai rants about them regularly.

    I’m with you guys…our unis blow big chunks…it’s the new age numbers that offend me most but the tomato red is less than attractive…I like unis that are closer to candy apple red with pewter.

    Whatever guys….perhaps we should all begin posting this over and over until the Glazers get the message and we get new unis or go back to the old ones.

  51. Welcome Back Koetter Says:

    stinkin’ West Virginia Steelers! People up there talk funny.