Super Bowl LV is playing in Tampa this year for the fifth time in Super Bowl history. Raymond James Stadium is not a covered field, so weather plays an important part.

The last four times the Super Bowl came to Tampa, the weather was not an issue.

What You Need To Know

  • Tampa will host the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on February 7

  • Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl four times before

  • The weather has been a non-issue so far

1984 – Super Bowl XVII

The first Super Bowl held in Tampa was on January 22, 1984. The Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 at Tampa Stadium.

Absolutely perfect weather donned this game, with a temperature at 68 degrees at kickoff and mostly clear skies. The only issue that may have come up now and then was a northeasterly wind gusting over 20 mph at times.

1991 – Super Bowl XXV

The Buffalo Bills lost by only one point after a game-winning field goal attempt went wide right in a matchup with the New York Giants on January 27, 1991.

There were no wind issues for this game at Tampa Stadium with just a light southeasterly breeze as the rain stayed away. The kickoff temperature was a comfortable 71 degrees.   

2001 – Super Bowl XXXV

The New York Giants showed up again for the third Super Bowl held in Tampa on January 28, 2001. However, this was the first time they played at Raymond James Stadium.

The temperature at kickoff was a comfortable 65 degrees with a light westerly wind.

The Giants did not have much luck this year, earning only 7 points to the Baltimore Ravens 34 points.   

2009 – Super Bowl XLIII

The most recent Super Bowl in Tampa was on February 1, 2009 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals.

The Steelers were able to capture the Vince Lombardi Trophy with a close 27-23 victory. Once again, the weather was excellent with light wind, no rain, and kickoff temperatures in the 60s.

Hopefully the streak of great weather will continue for Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs on February 7.