A Less Than Super Game For Tampa

This year's Super Bowl host city, Tampa, Fla., is expected to reap far fewer financial benefits from the game than did last year's host, Phoenix. The auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers issued a Super Bowl outlook in January predicting that the ailing economy will result in "fewer visitors and media, a shorter average length of stay per visitor, and less spending in the hospitality and related industries throughout the Tampa Bay area."

[Graph: Direct visitor spending at Super Bowl host cities, in millions (adjusted for inflation)]

Sources: PricewaterhouseCoopers, NPR analysis

Credits: Robert Benincasa and Alyson Hurt / NPR

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