TAMPA, Florida – With we’re here in our back yard months before Super Bowl LV, Governor Ron DeSantis expects both the NFL and Tampa Bay to do whatever it takes for the big game.
During Friday’s press conference in St. Petersburg, Governor DeSantis said he expected the Raymond James Stadium to be full on February 7, 2021 when the big game begins.
“I wanted to show that we can host the Super Bowl in February . We expect a full Super Bowl and we will show that we can. “
The announcement comes just days after the NFL announced that it also plans to have Super Bowl LV in front of a sold out crowd.
ABC Action News’ Erik Waxler reports that the NFL is ready for thousands of fans to attend events along the Riverwalk in Tampa, too.
“We want to make sure that Tampa, Hillsborough County and the State of Florida are very proud to be hosting this Super Bowl. So we will do everything in our power to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 is negligible. that you don’t notice there have been any modifications or changes to this great game, “said Jon Barker, NFL vice president of event operations, earlier this week.
The NFL said earlier this week it was planning the pregame and halftime shows but didn’t say who will be performing.
As of Friday evening, Florida is in phase 3 of the state economy reopening, which means restaurants are allowed to operate at full capacity.
Lisette Lopez of ABC Action News contributed to this report.