COVID-19 cost the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a lot of things during the 2020-2021 NFL Season. It cost them mini-camps, quarterback school, a real training camp, joint practice opportunities, fans in the stands, and more.
It cost everyone a little bit, and some, a whole lot. One thing it didn’t prevent though was the franchise’s second Super Bowl title ever, and it won’t stop the celebration, either. This, according to Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud.
Confirmed the Super Bowl 55 Buccaneers will have a boat parade tomorrow in Tampa to celebrate their NFL championship.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) February 9, 2021
As of the time of this writing, there hasn’t been a time set for the parade yet, but news that there will be a celebration is good by itself.
Of course, there are still protocols and considerations which will have to be put into place before launching such a celebration, so add a city-wide celebration to the list of things current times are preventing from taking place.
This season would have likely set recent records in terms of ticket sales and attendance for the Buccaneers. With Brady’s arrival and then the subsequent eleven win regular season, there would have been many more ‘butts in seats’ as they like to say.
As for the time of the parade, Fox 13’s Kevin O’Donnell reported it earlier this afternoon.
#Bucs Parade update: Start of the parade will be at 2:00 tomorrow. Details are forthcoming. Parade route maybe reverse route of the Lightning’s parade.— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) February 9, 2021
UPDATE: The Buccaneers will have their boat parade at 1pm ET.