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New Orleans will not host Super Bowl LVIII

The Super Bowl in 2024 was originally slated to be held in New Orleans. There's just one slight problem. Mardi Gras. For the reason that is so uniquely New Orleans, the city will no longer host the Super Bowl in 2024.

The NFL announced today that the game will be moved elsewhere, although the new location has not yet been decided. There is much speculation that Las Vegas will be the choice.

The Big Easy will host the game in 2025 instead of 2024. The league's adoption of a 17 game schedule pushes the Super Bowl back by a week, meaning that in 2024 the date of the Super Bowl coincides with the date of Mardi Gras. In 2025, the Super Bowl date precedes Mardi Gras.

Since 1970 New Orleans has hosted 11 Super Bowls total, 7 since the Superdome was built. None however, may have been as interesting as 2013, the last time New Orleans hosted, when the power went out in the Superdome halting the game for over 30 minutes.

This year the Super Bowl will be in Tampa, in Southern California in 2022 and Arizona for 2023.

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