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Tampa to Host Superbowl XLIII


Mayor Pam Iorio, along with local community leaders and a delegation from the Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, traveled to Washington D.C. on May 26, 2005 to make a pitch for Tampa to play host to the Super Bowl in 2009.  Entering the presentation on Wednesday morning, Tampa was viewed as the underdog – all eyes were on Atlanta.  Mayor Iorio, Task Force Chairman Dick Beard and Commissioner Jim Norman delivered a powerful presentation.  Efforts by the Glazer family and the entire community’s support including the development of the best bid package in our city’s history placed Tampa out in front and at the end of the day the city was announced as the 2009 site. 

 "We are just thrilled.  We look forward to 2009.  Tampa has promised the NFL a first class Super Bowl and that is what we will deliver,” said Iorio.

 Mayor Iorio issued special thanks and recognition to city and county officials, Paul Catoe and the staff of the Tampa Bay Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Dick Beard and Tampa’s business community, and the entire Buccaneer organization with special thanks to the Glazer family for helping to deliver Super Bowl 2009.    

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