In the entire history of the NFL no team has ever won a Super Bowl title at home. The Bucs may be building towards that goal on the field, and now it appears off the field the city is throwing in for a shot at the 2015 Super Bowl. Obviously the Bucs ability means very little in terms of Tampa wanting the Super Bowl, they were 3-13 in 2009 when the Super Bowl was last in Tampa.
But it just so happens that this time Tampa to dovetail beautifully with the Buccaneers progress on the field. The Bucs could potentially be favorites in the race for the 2015 Super Bowl. The Bucs core of under-25 talent will be in the middle of their primes by that point while some of the older, more-established teams will have faded to the back of the conversation (Patriots, Steelers, Saints). But that’s a ways ahead of us, for now the city of Tampa is preparing its pitch for the 2015 Super Bowl. It’s only competition is Arizona.
“It’s a very powerful proposal,” said Paul Catoe, who has spearheaded several of Tampa Bay’s previous efforts to play host to the nation’s premier sporting event. “We always have solid backing from the Bucs owners and I think we have a good chance.”
The two warm-weather cities are competing to host the Super Bowl the year after the first cold-weather game will take place at the New Meadowlands in New Jersey. Essentially, after making a group of millionaires and corporate sponsors sit in frigid temperatures for the sake of satisfying some old-school contingency of NFL fans, you could serve up Hell as the next destination for a Super Bowl and it’d probably seem like paradise.
I personally hope the Bay Area gets rewarded its fifth Super Bowl, like I said, after winter near the Jersey Shore the soft, sandy shores of Clearwater Beach will look like heaven. And the whole area could certainly use the influx of hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy.