When and where is the Super Bowl, and what teams are playing?

The Super Bowl will be played Sunday, February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The game will air on CBS, with kickoff just after 6 p.m. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will compete for the Lombardi Trophy.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions? How many fans can attend, and what can they bring?

At this time, attendance of about 20,000 will be allowed. What we can also tell you (from the Raymond James Stadium website) is this:

A no-bag policy is in effect for all events at Raymond James Stadium. Guests are only permitted to bring in one clutch purse no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Please return all other bags to your vehicles or take advantage of the storage lockers available for rent on Tom McEwen Boulevard, south of Gate C.

Face coverings will be mandatory for anyone, 5 years of age or older and must be worn at all times (other than while actively eating or drinking). All face coverings must cover nose and mouth.

Tailgating and recreational activities (throwing footballs, etc.) are not allowed.

Guests or pods of guests must maintain six foot distancing to the extent that physical distancing is possible. All retail and food/beverage locations will be cashless. Reverse ATMs will be available at select locations to convert cash to a universal use visa value card.

Who is performing for the halftime show?

Pepsi, the NFL, and Roc Nation announced The Weeknd will perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show. The Weeknd was recently named one of the most influential people of 2020 by Time Magazine. (Source: NFL website)

What kind of traffic issues should I anticipate?

From the City of Tampa: N Boulevard between W Main Street and W Cypress Street from 6:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 to midnight, Thursday, February 11.

W Gasparilla Plaza between W Cass Street and N Ashley Drive from 6:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 to midnight, Thursday, February 11.

W Laurel Street between N Boulevard and Doyle Carlton Drive from 6:00 a.m., Monday, January 25 to midnight, Wednesday, February 10.

Barricades and signs will be in place to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution while driving in the area. Modifications may be necessary during the closure.

How many times has Tampa hosted the Super Bowl?

Four times: Super Bowl XVIII (Raiders beat Redskins), Super Bowl XXV (Giants beat Bills) Super Bowl XXXV (Ravens beat Giants), Super Bowl XLIII (Steelers beat Cardinals). The first two of those were at the former Tampa Stadium - affectionately referred to as the "Big Sombrero." The third and fourth Super Bowl games were at RayJay.

I'm not going to the game itself, but how can I still enjoy that the event is in Tampa?

We've posted a story about this above but will link it here also. The Tampa Riverwalk and Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park are transforming to host events. Check out photos and more details here.

So, why the Roman numerals in the Super Bowl name?

The fifth Super Bowl — or Super Bowl V — was the first to use Roman numerals. Roman numerals were retroactively added to the first four events, and Roman numerals have been used ever since.

The Super Bowl will be played Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium.
The Super Bowl will be played Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium.