Ok, so in case you haven’t heard, our area will play host to the mother of all events come February of 2009…that’s right, I’m talking about Super Bowl XLIII!!!!!  The Host Committee has been hitting the streets and gearing up for Tampa’s FOURTH Super Bowl for more than a year now, and let me tell you, if you are looking for some Tampa Bay area events, they have some good stuff in store for you! 

If you read the newspaper every day (like I do), then you may have already heard the great news…but, for those of you don’t then you’ll want to keep reading (even if you know, keep reading!!!!).  The Super Bowl is known for the half-time performances, and It has just been announced that Rock ‘n’ Roll Superstar Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at the Super Bowl on February 1 at Raymond James Stadium!  Now, how's that for some Tampa Bay entertainment?!?! 

If you love rock ‘n’ roll, or are anything like me (aka: a child of the 80s), then you are already getting excited.  And for those of you who are wondering why this is a big deal, let me just fill you in on one little statistic – last year's halftime show was watched by more than 148 million viewers in the U.S. alone. 

And in case that stat didn’t do it for ya, then how about this – last year’s game was televised by 60 broadcast partners in 223 countries and territories worldwide and in 30 languages…plus, the NFL expects more than 4,000 credentialed media to cover Super Bowl XLIII, including more than 400 international media…AND, more than 100,000 people are expected to visit Tampa Bay during Super Bowl.

Now, if that doesn’t get you excited, then I don’t know what will!  Tampa will be in the spotlight, showing everyone what a great place we live in!!!!  There will also be plenty of other things to do in Tampa Bay...from Ybor City to the Westshore district, gear up for everything Super Bowl, including dining, nightlife, attractions, shopping and more.  To get the whole scoop, hit up their website, click here

So, start getting excited and let me know if you have any big plans for the game this year!  Or, drop a line if you have any questions about the big game, and we’ll find the answer for you!