The NFL unanimously voted in its spring meetings in Chicago to give Tampa, Fla. the 2021 Super Bowl over Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
The league was set to give Los Angeles the hosting rights, but a delay in its stadium build may have been the reason to push it back. The Times reported that Los Angeles is now slated to host the Super Bowl in 2022.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed the NFL’s decision on Twitter. The report said both teams have until Aug. 25 to prove they were on track to host the big game.
Tampa is very familiar with hosting Super Bowls, having done so in 1984, 1991, 2001 and 2009. An event of this magnitude, though, would be an incredible spectacle for Los Angeles and Inglewood, Calif. The traffic would really be unimaginable.