New Orleans, Atlanta among finalists to host Super Bowl in 2019, '20
New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida (Miami) and Tampa are the finalists to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and 2020, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed on Wednesday.
The owners will vote on the hosting cities next May.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles is a potential Super Bowl candidate for 2020 on the condition the area lands at least one team in the city by then.
New Orleans most recently hosted the Super Bowl, after the 2012 season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, a game that featured a 34-minute power outage.
New Orleans and South Florida have each hosted a record 10 Super Bowls. Atlanta last hosted the Super Bowl in 2000, Tampa’s most recent Super Bowl was in '09 and South Florida held the game in '10.
The Falcons are currently building a new $1.5 billion stadium that’s set to open before the 2017 season.
Sun Life Stadium in Miami is undergoing a $350 million renovation that will featuring new seats, concourses and concessions, an open air canopy, and four new high-definition video boards at each corner of the stadium.
Super Bowl L will be at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., the home of the 49ers, on Feb. 7. Houston’s NRG Stadium will host Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl LII will be held in Minneapolis.
- Scooby Axson