For the 2020 NFL season, Super Bowl LV was an American football game played to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9. The match took place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the home stadium of the Buccaneers, on February 7, 2021, marking the first time a team played a Super Bowl in their home stadium. It was the least-attended Super Bowl, due to COVID-19 protocols restricting the stadium’s seating capacity to 25,000 people.
The Buccaneers’ win was their second and made them the only team to be unbeaten in multiple Super Bowls other than the Baltimore Ravens. With an 11-5 record and a wild card berth, they completed the regular season to progress to their second Super Bowl appearance under the leadership of some new recruits, most notably veteran quarterback Tom Brady in his first season away from the New England Patriots, who at 43 was the oldest player in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs ended the regular season with a league-best 14-2 record, helped by their top ranked offense, to advance to their fourth Super Bowl appearance and were the reigning Super Bowl LIV champions, aiming to become the first repeat champions since the Patriots in 2004.