Sports Shorts

* The Bucs and Chiefs will receive about 40 percent of all Super Bowl tickets. Capped attendance for SB 55: 24,700—with 7,500 going to vaccinated health care workers—via the six largest hospital systems in the area: TGH, Bayfront, BayCare, HCA, Advent Health and Moffitt. Those tickets are free—and non-transferable.

* A downside of the Bucs playing a Super Bowl at home is economic. Only one outside fan base is headed to Tampa instead of two. The upside of that: fewer potential Superspreaders flying in.

* On Super Bowl Sunday–beginning at 5:30 p.m.–no one will be allowed to fly a drone within a 30-mile radius of the event. That includes parts of Lakeland and Clearwater.

*Given the Bolts-Rays-Bucs roll that Tampa Bay is on, how appropriate that Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is a member of the University of Tampa Athletic Hall of Fame. She was a record-breaking Spartan as a member of the women’s basketball and volleyball teams.

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