A number of factors go into the NFL’s choices to host the Super Bowl. Host cities and venues are often found in warmer regions of the country, and the stadiums themselves are often new or have been recently renovated.
The NFL travels to Tampa, Florida and Raymond James Stadium for Super Bowl 55 on February 7, 2021. The Buccaneers home has hosted two previous Super Bowls, in 2000 and 2008, and it recently underwent cosmetic and practical renovations. that make it a logical site for big game.
In addition to Super Bowl 55, the NFL has already determined the location of three of the next four league championship games. Below, you’ll learn more about the future of the Super Bowl location.
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Where is the Super Bowl this year?
Super Bowl 55 will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in 2021.
The NFL originally planned to host Super Bowl 55 in Los Angeles at the Rams and Chargers’ new home, SoFi Stadium. But due to weather-related construction delays, the league chose to postpone the Super Bowl from that location for a year.
Overall, the Super Bowl has been played four times in Tampa, Florida, twice at the old Tampa Stadium, and twice (2000, 2008) at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Buccaneers. The stadium can generally accommodate 65,000 seats and can expand up to 75,000 seats.
Recent renovations to the Raymond James Stadium include an advanced HD video system, with two large video cards (one at each end of the stadium) and four HD tower walls, ranking it as the third largest video card system in the NFL.
“The Tampa Bay area has enjoyed great success over the years in hosting Super Bowls and we look forward to working with our local leaders in the coming months to meet the requirements to host Super Bowl LV in 2021,” a said Bryan Glazer, co-chairman of the Buccaneers for a release at the time of the announcement. “Today’s announcement gives us the opportunity to showcase Tampa Bay’s unique ability to come together as a host of world-class events.”
Raymond James Stadium also has a new audio system, which includes more than 400 speakers throughout the stadium, providing 750,000 watts of power.
Future Super Bowl locations
|Year||Super Bowl Site|
|2021||Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Super Bowl 55|
|2022||Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium, Super Bowl 56|
|2023||Glendale, State Farm Stadium, Super Bowl 57|
|2024||To be determined|
|2025||New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Super Bowl 58|
Super Bowl 2022: Los Angeles
The new NFL stadium in Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium, was originally scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2021. But NFL rules require a stadium to be open two full seasons before hosting a Super Bowl, so it has had to be postponed to 2022. in Los Angeles once the stadium opening was delayed until 2020.
The Super Bowl visited the Los Angeles area a total of seven times before hosting SoFi Stadium, twice at the LA Memorial Coliseum, and five times at the Rose Bowl.
The SoFi Stadium had a bizarre opening during the 2020 season due to COVID-19 fan restrictions that were at times particularly strict in California.
The SoFi Stadium can accommodate 70,000 people and can expand to accommodate up to 100,000 people. It is also planned to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Super Bowl 2023: Glendale / Phoenix
State Farm Stadium is a relatively new name for Glendale football stadium, but this is actually the third time that this building, opened in 2006, will host the Super Bowl. This will mark Arizona’s fourth Super Bowl since Sun Devil Stadium hosted the contest in 1996.
Previous Super Bowls at State Farm Stadium were played in 2008 and 2015. Part of the land to bring the game back included improvements around the cities of Glendale and Phoenix, including an updated Phoenix Airport for those heading to the match.
State Farm Stadium was the first stadium in North America to feature a retractable natural grass playing surface and a fully retractable roof that sloped down. It can accommodate up to 73,000 people.
Super Bowl 2024: TBD
The NFL had originally predicted that New Orleans will host the Super Bowl in 2024. Due to the league’s planned expansion to a 17-game regular season schedule, coupled with a scheduling conflict with Mardi Gras, the upcoming New Orleans’ Super Bowl has been pushed back for another year.
According to CNBC, the NFL will decide on the 2024 host over the next year. He’ll research what he does with all of his hosts – the latest in amenities and renovations, a prime location for fans and chefs, and almost always pick a hot-weather spot (or if necessary, a dome).
Super Bowl 2025: New Orleans
Super Bowl 2025 will be the eighth time that the building currently known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted the big game. New Orleans has also hosted the event three times previously at Tulane Stadium.
The Superdome, one of the NFL’s iconic venues, opened in 1975 and first hosted the Super Bowl in 1978. Despite its frequent reception of the game, it has been over a decade since the game has been played in New Orleans.
The last time the Super Bowl was in the Superdome, the Ravens beat the 49ers in 2013. This game may be remembered more for the lights going out in the third quarter.
The Superdome has never hosted a Super Bowl with the participation of the Saints. How New Orleans chooses to replace franchise legend Drew Brees could go a long way in determining whether that will change in 2025.