The city of New Orleans was initially scheduled to host Super Bowl LVIII in 2024, but they’ll host Super Bowl LIX instead.
Per the New Orleans Saints’ official Twitter account, NFL owners approved the decision to let the city host Super Bowl LIX.
As noted by Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, the NFL will be moving to a 17-game regular season schedule (likely beginning in the 2021 season). This means that the Super Bowl won’t be played in the first Sunday of February anymore, meaning Super bowl LVIII would be played in mid-February.
Smith explained that the massive and world famous New Orleans Mardi Gras event will take place on Feb. 13, 2024. Mardi Gras 2025 won’t take place until March 4, and Super Bowl LIX is scheduled on Feb. 9, meaning the NFL won’t have to compete with Mardi Gras event.
At this time, it’s unknown where Super Bowl LVIII will be played, though Smith added that Las Vegas is “a leading contender.” These events, of course, take precious and careful planning, so the league should make a decision sooner rather than alter.
The upcoming Super Bowl LV game will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. Super Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and Super Bowl LVII will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
New Orleans is one of the most popular locations for the Super Bowl. The city has hosted 10 different Super Bowls, most recently Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
The city first hosted the event on Jan. 2, 1970, when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
No team in NFL history has played at home in a Super Bowl. Will the Saints be able to reach that feat in four years from now? Only time will tell.
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