Things have been buzzing in the office lately, with the biggest ball game in the nation just around the corner, and it's all taking place right here in sunny Tampa Bay!

Super Bowl 2008 LogoThe 43rd annual Super Bowl, to be held at the state-of-the-art Raymond James Stadium on February 1, 2009, will draw more than 150,000 visitors to the Bay area. This will be the third time that the Super Bowl will be held in our city, and we couldn't be more excited about it.

More than 19,000 hotel rooms are booked for the week of Super Bowl and over 100 major events are expected to take place in the area. Wow, that's a lot of hotel rooms! It just proves that Tampa Bay is capable of hosting any large convention.

We've also gotten an amazing volunteer response, with more than 6,400 people already signed up for the January game. With the combined efforts of the NFL staff, international media and the many volunteers, Tampa Bay will be prepared to play host to the thousands of football fans and visitors that will descend upon the city.

Are you interested in finding out more information on events that will surround the Super Bowl? Are you traveling to Tampa for the Super Bowl and are unsure of what hotel to stay in? These are just examples of questions that I would be more than happy to help you with.

Thanks for reading and make sure to check back soon for more exciting Tampa Bay conventions and event news!