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Super Bowl LV: Events, details and other important information you need to know

Real-time updates on Tampa's Bays Big Game
Posted at 3:44 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 11:44:28-05

All eyes are on Tampa Bay as the countdown clock ticks towards the kickoff of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

ABC Action News is your source for up-to-the-minute information on events and news surrounding the Big Game.

Check back often for real-time updates.



  • Check out this Twitter video of former Super Bowl athletes wishing the Bucs luck!

Super Bowl LV shines spotlight on social justice

Amateur drone operator faces federal charges for flying drone during TFR

Passionate Bucs fan writes catchy new Bucs anthem


  • One Bucs fan says Tom Brady accidentally walked into his house. Watch his recounting of the day below.
Tom Brady broke into his house now he's cheering Brady on to a Super Bowl win

  • Wawa offering customers one free coffee or fountain beverage of any size on Feb. 7 until kickoff time at 6:30 p.m. at 70 Tampa-area Wawa locations (areas listed below)
    • Also offering a discount of $10 off any Catering Hoagie Box or Hoagie Box Bundle ordered ahead and picked up on game day.
      • Wawa will donate $10 for every Catering Hoagie Box or Bundle ordered ahead and picked up on Feb. 7 to Feeding Tampa Bay – up to $10,000
    • All Wawa stores in the following counties will be participating: Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Citrus, and Manatee
  • NFL, Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee and Tampa Bay Buccaneers executives participate in a Super Bowl Legacy Grant press conference to celebrate the grant awards and social impact of Forever 55.


  • Key players for the Bucs have landed on the injury report. Reporter Kevin Lewis gives us the details
Notable Bucs players are on the injury report

  • Reporter Kevin Lewis got to sit down and talk with Tedy Bruschi about Tom Brady and how he brings along others to help his team's success
Tom Brady brings others along to help team's success

  • Bucs' Donovan Smith raised questions about COVID-19 protocols before the NFL season, now he's headed to the Super Bowl! Kevin Lewis has the latest
Donovan Smith raised questions about COVID-19 protocols before season got underway

  • Chipotle offering free delivery all day on Super Bowl Sunday
    • Delivery order must be placed on the Chipotle app or
    • $1 for every delivery order will be donated to the National Young Farmers Coalition, which supports Florida farmers through the organization’s chapter in Miami


  • If you wanna play along with the big game but don't want to gamble Kevin Lewis has you covered.
How you can play along with the big game

  • The Super Bowl Experience will begin accepting limited walk-up availability at Julian B. Lane Park. NFL officials tell Action News the limited walk-ups will only happen Wednesday & Thursday. Capacity is limited and entry is not guaranteed. Reservations are still required for Friday and Saturday. No walk-ups will be permitted on these days. If you do attempt a walk-up, the NFL OnePass and face coverings are required.
  • If you didn't make it to the Super Bowl Experience don't worry! Reporter Heather Leigh was there to show off the fun.
The Super Bowl Experience PM 2-3-21

  • PHOTOS | Super Bowl Fan Experience
  • Security for the big game is a big priority, Sarah Hollenbeck talked to the people in charge of keeping fans safe.
Super Bowl security is a multi agency effort

  • Dr. Fauci himself said the Super Bowl should be safe with the right COVID precautions. Lauren St. Germain explains below.
Dr Fauci gives new guidance on how to stay safe and healthy


  • The cannons will not fire in the same fashion as at a traditional Buccaneers game for Super Bowl LV, officials say.

  • 100+ participating Tampa Bay-area Wendy’s restaurants giving fans a chance to gear up for the big game with a FREE Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit – no purchase necessary.
    • Head to a participating Wendy’s from Friday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb 7 during breakfast hours (6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) to score this delicious deal, available at restaurant only.
    • To find your closest Wendy’s Tampa Bay location, click here.


  • The NFL is raising awareness about anxiety and breaking down the stigma associated with mental health. It's hosting virtual screenings of the Indie film "Angst." For more information, click here.
In honor of Black History Month, The Weeknd had 150 meals from Mama’s Southern Soul Food in Tampa delivered to the incredible team members at the hospital – many of whom will be able to attend the Super Bowl in person on Sunday

  • The following roads/lanes will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 for Super Bowl related activities:
    • Eastside curbside lane on S Tampa Street between E Jackson Street and E Whiting Street
    • Westbound lane on E Whiting Street from S Franklin Street to S Tampa Street
    • Lane shifts on E Jackson Street between S Tampa Street and S Florida Avenue
    • See all road closures at
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians speaks just 6 days before Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians speaks just days before Super Bowl Sunday

  • Buccaneers star QB Tom Brady speaks as the Bucs get ready to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
Buccaneers star QB Tom Brady speaks just days before Super Bowl Sunday



  • FedEx Delivers Vince Lombardi Trophy to Tampa Bay Ahead of Super Bowl LV

  • Maps of the Tampa Bay area available to help find your way around the Super Bowl Experience, downtown
  • Safe Tampa app launched by TPD ahead of Super Bowl to report suspicious behavior


  • Al Lopez Park will be closed on Sunday, Feb. 7
    • This includes the community center and dog park.
    • The park will be used for Super Bowl production and there will not be any tailgating opportunities at the park for Super Bowl 55 taking place at Raymond James Stadium.
    • The park will resume normal operating hours on Monday, February 8.


  • Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Tom Brady appearing in 10th Super Bowl
  • Chiefs hoping to repeat as Super Bowl champions