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NFL Kicks Super Bowl LV Out of Los Angeles

The big game will now be played in another state

The National Football League announced on Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be played in Tampa, Florida, instead of Los Angeles because the yet-to-be built stadium in Inglewood will not be ready in time.

L.A. will only have to wait one season for the big game, as it was awarded Super Bowl LVI.

League owners voted unanimously on Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting in Chicago to move Super Bowl LV, which will be played in 2021, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

L.A. will now have to wait until 2022, because the NFL requires stadiums to be open for two seasons before it can host a Super Bowl. The Inglewood stadium that will eventually be home to both the Rams and Chargers was delayed last week by one season and is now scheduled to open in 2020.

The Rams and Chargers blamed “unexpected amount of rainfall” in Southern California for the construction delay. Developers broke ground on the site in November of 2016, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium will now host the Super Bowl that was originally scheduled to be played in Inglewood. The Chargers will play at StubHub Center in Carson, California through 2019 while the Rams are expected to continue playing at the Coliseum in Los Angeles until the new stadium is ready.

Minneapolis, Atlanta and Miami are scheduled to host Super Bowls in 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.