Super Bowl LB was set to take place in a new stadium in Inglewood, CA the site where the Chargers and Rams would call home. Due to the record rainfall, it has held up construction of the the new site and pushing back the completion date to 2022 instead. With the delay the owners wisely voted to push back LA hosting Super Bowl LV and instead award Tampa Bay.
“From our standpoint, we felt this was an appropriate thing to do,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday. “We were fortunate that Tampa had a very competitive presentation when they bid on the Super Bowl earlier [in 2016]. So this was a solution the membership got on very quickly.”