The NFL has been supportive of construction of a new stadium in Tampa, Florida, the league said Monday.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that a source familiar with the league’s thinking told the newspaper that “the NFL is committed to the city of Tampa, and is very supportive of the process.”
The source told the Times that the NFL’s leadership has been very supportive.
“The league is supportive of this process and believes that this will be a win-win for the city, the players and the league,” the source said.
The NFL’s decision to spend billions on a new football stadium in the state of Florida is the latest example of how the league has helped to create jobs for local residents.
The NFL’s Tampa Bay stadium is expected to cost $1.8 billion.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play their games at Raymond James Stadium, a massive $1 billion sports and entertainment complex built in 2010 by the NFL.
The stadium is the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team’s main tenant.