Football fans from all over the country are gearing up for the big game in Tampa Bay on February 1stand area hotels have jacked up their prices to meet the demands. Anyone planning on heading to Florida to support the Steelers or Cardinals will have to book soon if they plan on spending less than a whopping $500/night for a room. The good news is your Tampa Bay stay will be packed with exciting pre- and post-game thrills, and time for the beach. For an affordable hotel stay just twenty minutes from the site of the big game, theres the Ramada Inn St. Petersburgfrom $195/night. Fans traveling together as a group might also consider a two-room suite stay at the luxury Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon hotel with amenities like a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, high-speed internet, and two TVs (yes, they do offer HBO, CNN and ESPN). Nightly rates start at $519 and the four-night stay is available for $2076. For more suggestions and help on planning your Superbowl escape, consult the official visitors guide. And try these other affordable hotel options that willget you close to the center of the action.