The city of Tampa Bay fell just short of landing the honors of hosting the 2014 Super Bowl. The New York/New Jersey area was expected to win the vote, but it ended up being a close decision when the votes were tallied. It took four votes to decide the winner as no city received the necessary 75% mark. South Florida lost on the third vote, and Tampa fell to New York on the fourth vote, which only required a majority of the votes.The city of Tampa Bay has hosted a total of four Super Bowls in the following seasons:1984199120012009

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