Super Bowl LV – The effects of COVID-19

This is a tale of two cities. Super Bowl LIV was held in Miami on February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium. There were 64,217 fans in attendance ready to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers. The economic impact of events like a Super Bowl on a city cannot be overstated. In fact, in August of 2020, BizJournals revealed that Super Bowl LIV had $572M in economic impact for South Florida.
Fast Forward to February 7th, 2021 and Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida looks very different. In Tampa, there were only 24,385 fans at Raymond James Stadium to watch the returning Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was the first time in history that one of the teams was playing at home. To see the differences in attendance, the impact of the Super Bowl on COVID-19 cases in Florida, and the economic impacts of the events, click on the movie below.