NFL owners awarded future Super Bowls to Phoenix and New Orleans, the league announced Thursday.
The Big Game will return to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., for Super Bowl LVII (that's 57, for those of you who aren't Roman numeral scholars) to conclude the 2022 season. New Orleans will host Super Bowl LVIII to end the 2023 season.
New Orleans has previously hosted 10 Super Bowls, tied with Miami for the most of any market. Its most recent Big Game was in 2013, the site of the famous power outage during the Ravens' win over the 49ers. Super Bowl LVII will be the Phoenix area's fourth Super Bowl, and the third at University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosted the Giants' stunning upset of the undefeated Patriots in 2008 and the Pats' last-second victory over the Seahawks in 2015.
The Super Bowl venue schedule now rolls out as follows:
2018 season: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
2019: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
2020: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
2021: Future Rams/Chargers Stadium, Los Angeles
2022: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
2023: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
According to ProFootballTalk, the impending openings of the Los Angeles and Las Vegas stadiums will lead to a more-or-less official rotation that will park the game in LA, Vegas, Miami and either Phoenix or New Orleans for four out of every five years (the bet here would be on New Orleans), with the fifth year reserved for rewarding cities that fund new stadiums (Minneapolis, Atlanta) or re-visiting old favorites (Indianapolis, Dallas).