Tampa to host Super Bowl in 2021

- The countdown to Super Bowl LV in 2021 is officially ticking for the city of Tampa.

In a vote Tuesday, NFL league owners voted unanimously to move that year's event to Raymond James Stadium, after it was revealed that the opening of the Rams and Chargers' stadium would be delayed a year.

The Super Bowl had been awarded to the stadium in Inglewood, California though it has yet to be built. Owners say LA will host the Super Bowl in 2022 instead.

In the meantime, Super Bowl LV will be played in Tampa Feb. 7, 2021.

Tampa has a history of hosting successful Super Bowls - and high-profile sporting events in general.

The latest of the four total Super Bowl games was in 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Arizona Cardinals. It was a big game, and it had a big economic impact: $375 million.

Tampa has also played host city to the NCAA College Football Championship Game, will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 in July, and welcomes the Outback Bowl yearly.

"The Tampa Bay area has enjoyed great success over the years hosting Super Bowls and we look forward to working with our local leaders in the coming months to meet the requirements for hosting Super Bowl LV in 2021," said Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer in a statement Tuesday.

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