Buccaneers become the first team to play Super Bowl in the home stadium
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have advanced to Super Bowl LV, the second Super Bowl look in franchise history — reaching an NFL first for a Super Bowl group within the process. Super Bowl LV is at Raymond James Stadium — the place the Buccaneers play their dwelling games — making Tampa Bay the first team to play the Super Bowl in its dwelling stadium within the 55 years the game has been held.
The Buccaneers additionally turn out to be the first team to “host” the league’s championship sport since Jan. 2, 1966 — when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Cleveland Browns within the 1965 NFL Championship at Lambeau Discipline. That was the final season before the Tremendous Bowl era.
There have been instances where teams have played in a Super Bowl that was hosted in their very own market, however not dwelling stadium. The Los Angeles Rams played on the Rose Bowl in Tremendous Bowl XIV, however, they performed their dwelling games on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The San Francisco 49ers played at Stanford Stadium in Tremendous Bowl XIX, but their home games have been at Candlestick Park.
The Buccaneers are the fourth wild-card group since 1990 to make the Super Bowl, joining the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2007 New York Giants, and 2010 Inexperienced Bay Packers. All three of these earlier groups won the Tremendous Bowl. They’re simply the fifth team seeded No. 5 or worse since the 1978 postseason growth to succeed in the Tremendous Bowl — becoming a member of the 1985 New England Patriots, 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2007 New York Giants, and 2010 Green Bay Packers.