TAMPA, Fla. — After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl win on their home field against the Kansas City Chiefs, plans for a celebration are underway.
"We definitely will have a safe celebration," said Mayor Jane Castor. "You can't not celebrate this. It's unbelievable."
Now, the City of Tampa, the NFL, Tampa Police and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are all working together to plan it.
They are also working out rules for crowd control and COVID-19 safety.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said anything they put together will have a short turnaround. Deputies are now working with the Buccaneers Organization and the NFL to see what a big celebration would look like.
"I hate to say they [the NFL] rule with an iron fist, but they kind of mandate and dictate how things will look," Chronister said. "We'll keep working with them."
Mayor Jane Castor is now working out COVID-19 safety precautions for the event.
"If you can't distance, wear a mask, and just celebrate safely," she said. "We don't want anybody to get hurt."
Castor pointed to when the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup earlier this year and the boat parade that followed as an example of one such celebration.