The NFL typically awards franchises that have invested into rebuilding their stadiums and infrastructure with the opportunity to host one of the year’s biggest events.
In results that surprised absolutely no one, owners voted Tuesday to play the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls in Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, respectively. The previous two were at the Georgia Dome.
The Dirty Birds are going to have a brand spanking new, billion dollar facility in 2017, and the National Football League owners voted to give them the Super Bowl in 2019.
Atlanta and L.A. are building stadiums at costs of more than $1 billion - estimates have the L.A. constructions exceeding $2.6 billion as the world's most expensive stadium.
"There have been seven Super Bowls in the L.A. area, including the first", the Times says, "but the city was taken out of the rotation when the Rams and Raiders left after the 1994 season".
Moreover, Miami gets its record 11th Super Bowl presumably because New Miami Stadium is undergoing a $450 million upgrade, including a modernized exterior and four high-definition scoreboards.
However, those renovations can't compete with new stadiums, and New Orleans was closer in the voting against Miami in the bidding among sites with existing stadiums.
That's the only explanation for their decision to award the next few Super Bowls to cities NOT named New Orleans.
"We're very excited to have won the 100th anniversary of the NFL Super Bowl", said Stephen Ross, owner of the Dolphins.
"And that's how (Quinn) feels as well", Blank added.
The candidates were Atlanta, New Orleans, South Florida and Tampa Bay for Super Bowl LIII and Los Angeles, Atlanta, the south Florida and Tampa Bay for Super Bowls LIV and LV.
The Rams relocated back to Los Angeles from St. Louis, and will play at the LA Memorial Coliseum in the meantime. Some Saints fans think they can't win a Super Bowl played in New Orleans, due to superstition.
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