Tampa Super Bowl officials in Miami to learn ahead of Super Bowl LV

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 22:12:50-05

MIAMI BEACH -- A year from now, the football world will be in Tampa for Super Bowl LV. And that's why so many involved with that game are in Miami this week.

Tampa Bay even has it’s own little space in the middle of Miami Beach.

Santiago Corrada is president of Visit Tampa Bay. He's manning a booth touting everything Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater have to offer.

“It’s a collaborative effort. The images are both sides of the bay and we work very well together," said Corrada.

Rob Higgins heads up The Tampa Bay Sports Commission, the group that is key in bringing big events to town.

“It’s really been a dream come true for our community. Only three cities have hosted more Super Bowls. It’s the biggest stage we can ever be on," said Higgins.

A lot has changed since the last Super Bowl in Tampa, including the revamped riverwalk.

“It’s a key differentiator for us to be able to create an experience. We go from one event and then walk the river walk and go to another event a little while later. And all be surrounded by the beautiful waterway," said HIggins.

“We come down here to look at how things fit in the convention center. To see how things work in the public events, the park events they are having at the stadium. And then really get a lay of the land on how those things fit with us," said Corrada.

The Tampa Bay Host Committee's slogan is "forward forever."

They say it's because they don't plan on stopping after Super Bowl LV. They'll be bidding for more games in the future as Tampa Bay continues to grow.