Future Super Bowls site to be decided in May
NEW YORK (AP) Sites for the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be decided at the NFL owners' meetings in May in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The league's Super Bowl Advisory Committee announced that Atlanta, Los Angeles, South Florida and Tampa would be in the running for Super Bowls 54 and 55. Previously, New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa were chosen as finalists for Super Bowl 53 in February 2019.
Next year's game is in Houston. The 2018 Super Bowl is in Minneapolis, where the Vikings will open their new stadium for the upcoming season.
The Falcons will be getting a new stadium for the 2017 season while existing stadiums for the Dolphins, Saints and Buccaneers are in the bidding process. The Rams are relocating from St. Louis, but their new stadium won't be ready until 2019.
For Los Angeles, the league waived its requirement that a stadium be in use for two seasons before it can host a Super Bowl, a clear indication the venue in Inglewood, California, is on the NFL's radar for the big game as soon as possible.
''I am thrilled for the opportunity to showcase Los Angeles as a host for the Super Bowl,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said in an emailed statement. ''The NFL is waiving the normal waiting period to host the Super Bowl because they know Los Angeles is ready. Our continued investments in infrastructure and mass transit, our state-of-the-art facilities and our enviable weather make us the greatest city in the world to visit.''
Houston will be hosting its third Super Bowl next year. Minneapolis has had the game once.
New Orleans has held the Super Bowl 10 times, as has the Miami area. The game has been in Atlanta twice and in Tampa four times.
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