The Super Bow has evolved from simply a championship game to a spectacle or entertainment with seemingly a side of football that captures our nation every February.
Every few years, the NFL gets together along with it’s Super Bowl Committee to decide which cities will play host to the big game for the next few upcoming seasons.
Applicable teams gather committees of their own to pitch to the league their presentations on why they should be granted the Super Bowl in the future, and then they are either selected or denied to another year. That denial usually leads to stadium renovations and modernizations, new stadiums, ect. in hopes of getting a Super Bowl down the road.
Tuesday, team owners met in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 2016 Spring League Meeting to decide and announce their selections for the Super Bowl sites for 2019, 2020 and 2021 — Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl 54 and Super Bowl LV, respectively.
The teams that were in the running are Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Tampa Bay, an all-warm weather batch. No area can be awarded more than one Super Bowl, meaning that only three of the five areas could have gotten one of the big games.
After meeting, the committee awarded the 2019 Super Bowl to Atlanta, the 2020 Super Bowl to Miami/South Florida, and the Super Bowl being played in 2021 to Los Angeles.
Atlanta will have their new state-of-the-art stadium completed in time for the big game while Miami’s stadium is currently undergoing a 2-year modernization that will be completed ahead of this upcoming season. Los Angeles’ will be played at the site of the new Ram’s stadium, once that massive project in completed years from now.
Other considerations went to New Orleans, who has been waiting for another Super Bowl selection ever since the infamous Superdome blackout during Super Bowl 47. Missing the cut this round will likely send a message to the city that they need to further upgrade the domed stadium. That will likely put them in competition with San Diego, which at the time will likely be building or done with a new stadium for the Chargers.