NFL Offers Tampa Chance at Super Bowl LV

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is serving as the temporary home of the Rams until their new stadium is finished

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is serving as the temporary home of the Rams until their new stadium is finished

League rules prohibit stadiums from hosting a Super Bowl in its first season of operation. But when owners gathered in Chicago for their annual spring meeting, pushing the Super Bowl back by a year soon became the likely approach, with Tampa Bay emerging as the replacement in 2020.

League owners on Tuesday unanimously approved the move to give the game to Tampa because of a policy that requires a stadium to be open for at least two seasons before it can host a Super Bowl.

USA Today confirmed that Super Bowl LVI will indeed go to Los Angeles, and that it will happen at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season.

"From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says in a story posted on the NFL's website.

Among the requirements the National Football League makes of host cities is to provide all police, fire, medical, and other governmental planning services free-of-charge during - and leading up to - the Super Bowl. "So this was a solution the membership got on very quickly". Unusual wet weather in the Los Angeles area caused the delay in stadium construction.

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As far as the next three Super Bowls are concerned, they all stay put.

Tampa has a history of hosting successful Super Bowls.

The state-of-the-art stadium was expected due to be completed in 2019 and could become the most expensive sporting venue in the world.

Last week, developers announced a one-year delay in the $2.6 billion project, citing months of record-setting rainfall in California as the reason the Rams/Chargers stadium would be opening in 2020 instead of 2019.