At the NFL Spring Meeting today, NFL Owners unanimously approved a plan to move Super Bowl LV from Los Angeles to Tampa following the announcement of a construction delay that will move the opening of the stadium from 2019 to 2020. Instead, LA will host Super Bowl LVI the following year:
League just unanimously passed moving Los Angeles Super Bowl back to 2022, and having Tampa host Feb 2021 game.— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) May 23, 2017
Los Angeles was awarded hosting duties a year ago. The delay in construction was attributed to unusually heavy rainfall earlier this year. The rain, along with the additional timeline to drain the construction area, meant the stadium would not be ready for the 2019 season. Team officials decided to delay the opening a full year which put Super Bowl hosting duties in the air as the NFL prefers stadiums to host a few dozen games before a Super Bowl to work out any kinks in customer service.
As it stands, LA will gets its stadium and Super Bowl...just a year later than originally planned for.