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Super Bowl LV Moved From LA To Tampa; LA To Host Super Bowl LVI

LA will have to wait until 2022 to host the Super Bowl.

L.A. Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park
L.A. Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.