Tampa makes best of Super Bowl week amid virus

There have been four previous Super Bowls in Tampa, some amid war and economic distress, but none have faced the challenges this year's event encounters because of the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout. (Feb. 4)

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ELIZABETH DALY: It's a weird year. But, you know, to be able to have this and celebrate-- and, you know, who would have thought last year that Tampa Bay would be playing in the Super Bowl in our town? It's kind of mind-blowing. I mean, I've heard a lot of precautions that they're taking. I know for the NFL Experience they've limited the number of people who are able to go inside.

I know the city of Tampa has an outdoor-- a mask ordinance for outdoor where there are large crowds. So I think they're trying to allow people to celebrate this but still be safe and keep it under wraps.

SCOTT SABLES: We're due. This country's due coming out of that stink of COVID-19. And, you know, it's bringing a lot of people together. You know, it's a nonpolitical event. It's just good-- good sports, good football. Something like this is inspiring. So, you know, it brings us all together as a family.

It's what brought our family down here. You know, Super Bowl. It's a great time of year. And we're gonna enjoy it.