Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles Selected to Host Upcoming Super Bowls
May 24, 2016
The NFL announced the future sites of Super Bowls 53-55 (2019-2021). It also sent a clear message to future host cities - if you want a Super Bowl, build a new stadium. Each of the selections is either constructing a new venue or is undergoing an extensive renovation.
Source: Facebook - Atlanta Falcons
The winning sites:
Super Bowl LIII (53, 2019): Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Super Bowl LIV (54, 2020): Miami, New Miami Stadium
Super Bowl LV (55, 2021): Los Angeles, new Rams stadium
The NFL returns to L.A. this year when the Rams and the #1 overall pick, Jared Goff, debut at their temporary venue, the L.A. Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans. The NFL has not hosted a Super Bowl in L.A. since 1993 when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl. That was a year before the Raiders and Rams moved to their new cities. The new NFL stadium in Inglewood, CA is expected to cost upward for $2.6 billion and open for the 2019 season.
Atlanta was perceived as the frontrunner for the 2019 Super Bowl. Their new stadium (which can you read here) is set to open in 2017. Atlanta last hosted a Super Bowl in 2000 when the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans by one yard as time expired.
New Miami Stadium Rendering
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has made it his mission to bring a Super Bowl back to South Florida. He is pouring $450 million of his own money to renovate the New Miami Stadium.
The only other two cities bidding were Tampa Bay and New Orleans. This year's Super Bowl will be held in Houston (NRG Stadium) and 2018 will be held in Minneapolis (U.S. Bank Stadium)