Superbowl XLIII in 3D in Google Earth

Superbowl XLIII Tampa Bay stadium in Google Earth

It’s the biggest day in American Football. Today’s Superbowl XLIII will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. Fortunately, Google Earth provides a nice 3D rendering of the Raymond James Stadium, the SketchUp 3D model was created by Google. All you need to do though is go to Google Earth and turn on the “3D Buildings” layer and fly to the superbowl stadium . Of course, for some this game is all about the commercials. But, if you’re really caught up in the sport, you might want to take a tour of all the NFL stadiums in Google Earth.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. All these updates are fine if you want to look at Mars or the Oceans.. my question is when I look at a area on Padre Island (off Corpus Christi, TX) I see the same data as it was back when I first looked in 2001; when I look at an area around Boerne, TX I see the same data as when I first looked back in 2003. When do you plan on bringing all the mapping data up to 2008/09 reality? You competitors over at MS have much more updated data. I can see houses that have been built in the past few years, not empty lots as you display. I can see new roads updated to 2007/08 standards,
    not the same display you had back in 2003. Why should I use Google when others bring the data up to date rather than spending time with Mars and the Oceans..

  2. Daniel L Cinotto says:

    I agree, here it is 2009, and when I “fly to” the “New Yankee Stadium” it takes me to the old one with a field across the street where the new Yankee stadium should be and has been for the last year plus. Very disappointing.

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