NFL turning to South for 2019, 2020 Super Bowls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The NFL will turn to the South for its host cities for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls.

New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa will bid for those games.

Of those four, New Orleans staged the game most recently, after the 2012 season, when the Superdome had a power outage in the third quarter. The Big Easy has hosted 10 Super Bowls.

So has South Florida, which last had the game in 2010.

Atlanta has had a longer wait. Not since 2000 has the Super Bowl been held there. The Falcons will have a new $1.5 billion stadium in 2017.

Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls, the most recent in 2009.

Next year's game is in Santa Clara, California, followed by Houston and Minneapolis.

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