Tampa Bay 55
Ep. 20: Our 55th guest! Lightning owner Jeff Vinik on NHL’s outlook, stepping up to help COVID-19 relief and being a part of Super Bowl LV

Ep. 20: Our 55th guest! Lightning owner Jeff Vinik on NHL’s outlook, stepping up to help COVID-19 relief and being a part of Super Bowl LV

May 28, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, welcome Tampa Bay Lightning chairman and owner Jeff Vinik, the 55th guest of the Tampa Bay 55 podcast, to discuss his charitable efforts and stepping up to help in the fight against COVID-19. They also discuss Alex Killorn's popular "Dock Talk" series, the NHL's 24-team playoff proposal and why the Bolts window for winning a Cup isn't closing any time soon.

Ep. 19: Bucs GM Jason Licht on bringing in Brady and working from home, plus Katie Kicklighter on navigating Super Bowl event venues

Ep. 19: Bucs GM Jason Licht on bringing in Brady and working from home, plus Katie Kicklighter on navigating Super Bowl event venues

May 21, 2020

10 Tampa Bay anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, discuss the importance on branding when it comes to Super Bowl LV, plus the launch of 10 Tampa Bay's new look. Buccaneers GM Jason Licht joins the guys to discuss his busy offseason, what led to bringing in Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, the positives of working from home and how the pandemic might change the future of the profession. Ryan and Rob also welcome in Katie Kicklighter, the manager of hospitality and events for Super Bowl LV, to the podcast to discuss how she balances planning for all the events surrounding the big game and what festivities might be making a return for Super Bowl 55.

Ep. 18: A new way to tour the Straz Center, plus learning from the 2020 NFL Draft and planning for Super Bowl LV with NFL exec Peter O’Reilly

Ep. 18: A new way to tour the Straz Center, plus learning from the 2020 NFL Draft and planning for Super Bowl LV with NFL exec Peter O’Reilly

May 14, 2020

10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, spend another podcast episode on Zoom to detail how virtual tours are becoming a part of the planning process, especially when it comes to Tampa's Straz Center, and what event it could host come Super Bowl week. The guys also welcome Peter O'Reilly, the Executive Vice President of Club Business & League Events for the NFL, to the podcast to discuss lessons learned from the virtual 2020 NFL Draft and the challenges of gearing up for Super Bowl LV from a distance.

Ep. 17: Setting the record straight on Super Bowl LV date plus Mayor Jane Castor and Hillsborough County’s Les Miller on Tampa Bay’s COVID-19 response

Ep. 17: Setting the record straight on Super Bowl LV date plus Mayor Jane Castor and Hillsborough County’s Les Miller on Tampa Bay’s COVID-19 response

May 8, 2020

10News anchor Ryan Bass and Rob Higgins, president/CEO of the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, join each other on Zoom to discuss the chatter of Super Bowl LV's date and its potential flexibility. The guys also give their take on the new-look "primetime" Buccaneers as their 2020 schedule gets released. Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor also join the pod to discuss how the city and county is planning for Super Bowl 55 amid COVID-19 and what security could look like for the big game. Rob also updates us on the committee's planning progress, which includes how people will get around during Super Bowl week.

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