"We're in the finals; it's us against Arizona," Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn said. "I fully expect that we will do what we do best, which is put on great Super Bowls and big events."
Arizona also hosted the 1996 game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.
"We are delighted to receive the terrific news that Arizona is one of two finalists for the 2015 Super Bowl," said Arizona Super Bowl host committee chairman Mike Kennedy, who added that final bids must be submitted by Aug. 1. "As I have always said, we are in the Super Bowl business and believe we have the best facilities and most hospitable venue in the country."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.