NFL Names Winning Cities for 2019, 2020, and 2021 Super Bowl Games
The NFL announced the locations of three more future Super Bowls during its annual spring meeting on May 24.
Here is a list of the next five Super Bowl games—the last three were named today.
- 2017 Super Bowl 51 – Houston
- 2018 Super Bowl 52 – Minnesota
- 2019 Super Bowl 53 – Atlanta
- 2020 Super Bowl 54 – South Florida
- 2021 Super Bowl 55 – Los Angeles
— NFL (@NFL) May 24, 2016
Jan. 31, 1993, was the last time Los Angeles held a Super Bowl; XXVII (27), setting the stage for a Dallas Cowboys 52-17 win over the Buffalo Bills. Los Angeles was home to the Raiders until 1994, when the team returned to Oakland. Now, Los Angeles is pinning its hopes on the Rams.
“They had Super Bowls there regularly before there was no team, so with our new stadium and project, it will be unbelievable,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said of an Los Angeles Super Bowl. “I’ve been asked about it a lot when I was in Los Angeles. Everyone’s excited.”
The new stadium is estimated to cost a whopping $2.6 billion, scheduled to open in 2019. Los Angeles was in the running for both 2020 and 2021, but the later year made more sense from a financial standpoint.
“You want it to be perfect, right? When you come back to L.A. after all those years, you want to be perfect,” Kroenke said. “So I think an extra year might be good.”
The NFL has been known to reward the cities with newly constructed stadiums, so most football fans anticipated an Atlanta victory in 2019. The city’s $1.4 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to open next summer.
“Screaming joy for Atlanta and our fans,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said of his emotions after winning the Super Bowl bid. Atlanta also plans to host the College Football Playoff championship game in 2018.
The report said that Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner has spent more than $400 million of his own money in renovations for the stadium, after the local government failed to subsidize the facility with public funding. Ross expects to gain some of that money back by hosting big events such as the Super Bowl.
“It’s going to be great for Miami. It’s great for the Miami Dolphins,” Ross said. “And we are only going to feel better when we’re playing in the game.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.