Vince Lombardi Trophy

Super Bowl LV

Super bowl helmet in front of downtown city skyline
Superbowl helmet on green field with blue skies
Super bowl helmet in front of Tampa sculpture
Super bowl helmet in front of splash pad
Super bowl helmet on Tampa Riverwalk

Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Tampa, Florida

Major Events Centralized Permitting Guide

See our permitting guide for major events, alcohol and beverage, banners, pyrotechnics, food trucks, street closures and more.

Event Zone

The days leading up Super Bowl LV will be filled with events attracting many visitors to the City of Tampa. The events will expose the City to television viewers nationally and internationally, and the events are projected to have a major economic impact on our community.

Given the large scale of the events and the large number of people attending or participating in the events, it is in the best interest of the City and its citizens to regulate the areas which are in proximity to or impacted by the events to keep everyone safe and our City looking its best.

To preserve the public health, safety and welfare of all citizens, visitors and participants as well as the aesthetic conditions of the area, a temporary Event Zone will be established in and around official Super Bowl LV events beginning on January 28, 2021 and continuing through February 9, 2021.

Register for Virtual Event Zone Q&A Session on January 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Downtown Event Zone

Downtown Event Zone


Raymond James Stadium Event Zone

Raymond James Stadium Event Zone


Event Zone Frequently Asked Questions

The event zone is a geographically defined area around official Super Bowl LV events, which is designed to preserve the health, safety and welfare of all citizens, visitors and participants as well as the aesthetic qualities of the area and flow of people and goods.

The Event Zone begins on January 28, 2021 and continues through February 9, 2021.

The Event Zone ordinance prohibits temporary outdoor activities, tents/structures, signage and commercial promotional activities within the right-of-way.

Commercial activities, including the distribution, sale or provision of commercial handbills, circulars, cards, posters, pamphlets, brochures or booklets, product or merchandise  of any kind (whether free or not), service or coupons (otherwise referred to as sampling) and other promotional giveaways or commercial enterprises on a public street, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or any other City-owned property

The ordinance also regulates temporary outdoor activities on private property. These regulations reinforce existing land use permitting requirements concerning temporary structures, signage, alcohol, and site plan.

A map with the Event Zone boundaries can be accessed on this page. (above)

Operations, signage and marketing plans should be submitted for prior approval if your event falls within the Event Zone. City land development will need to review any proposed temporary activities on private property.

These materials should be sent to Claire Lessinger, Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Host Committee at City permits may be requested through the online permitting system at:

Official NFL partners may be exempt from the requirements of the Event Zone. Prior approval by the NFL must be received for this exemption to be in effect.

A violation of the Ordinance will result in an immediate citation for a fine in the amount of four hundred and fifty dollars ($450.00).  Each subsequent violation of this ordinance shall constitute a separate offense and result in a separate citation for a fine in the amount of four hundred and fifty dollars ($450.00).  Fines assessed shall be in addition to the abatement of the violating condition, any injunctive relief, or revocation of any permit or license. The proper officers and employees of the City are hereby authorized to do all things necessary and proper to carry out the provisions of the Ordinance

What specific exterior branding is limited at these venues? Are welcome signs/directionals considered exterior branding?

  • No more than two (2) exterior facing signs
  • Exterior signs can be no larger than 6 square feet of area
  • Signs shall not be lighted or illuminated

Welcome signs and directionals must also meet the above requirements. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Inflatables, cold air balloons, banners, pennants, flags, building wraps, A-Fame signs, projected image signs, electronic variable message signs, and light emitting diode signs of any kind of a commercial nature and viewable from public property or right of way.

For information about Super Bowl LV and its supporting events, please visit

For private event permits, please contact Development & Growth Management.

For events on public property, please contact the Office of Special Events.