While the Bucs and the Chiefs may be rivals on the field, the cities of Tampa and Kansas City have teamed up as allies in the fight against the common opponent--COVID-19.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas filmed a joint video PSA reminding fans to wear a mask. Both mayors shared a united message encouraging fans to celebrate in small groups, order takeout from favorite local restaurants, and most importantly, mask up.
“While we may disagree on who’s going to win that Lombardi Trophy, we do agree on the importance of COVID-19 safety,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “Both Mayor Lucas and I are fully committed to ensuring this Super Bowl can be a fun, safe and historic experience for our cities and football fans everywhere. We have an opportunity to showcase Tampa on the world stage as a City that takes this pandemic seriously, but we need everyone to do their part to keep themselves, other fans and our entire community safe. Wear a mask and GO BUCS!”
“We look forward to Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and to keeping the Vince Lombardi Trophy where it belongs—in Kansas City,” said Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “The Super Bowl can be a great escape from thinking about so many other things going on in the world, and Mayor Castor and I look forward to an exciting game Sunday where Mahomes will once again show the world he’s the greatest player in the league. Still, despite rooting for different teams, we share a commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of our communities, and encourage Chiefs and Buccaneers fans alike to keep our masks on, practice good hygiene, and celebrate the Super Bowl responsibly. We appreciate our healthcare workers in Tampa and in Kansas City working to keep fans safe, and encourage everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Let’s go, Chiefs!”
Buccaneers fans can share their team spirit throughout the week by participating in the City of Tampa’s virtual #BucsSpiritWeek on social media. Today’s theme, Bucs Mask Up, invites fans to share their favorite Bucs outfit complete with a face mask.