NEW YORK: Atlanta, Miami and Olympic Games bid city Los Angeles will host the Super Bowl in 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively.
A National Football League owners’ meeting set out the schedule – starting with a third award to Atlanta though this time the venue will be the city’s new new $1.4bn stadium, which will be opened next year. Its previous two games took place at the Georgia Dome.
Miami will stage a record-equalling 11th Super Bowl after a $450m stadium revamp while Los Angeles, which welcomes the Rams franchise for the start of the 2016-17 season, will host the 2021 Super Bowl at its new $2.6bn stadium due to open in 2019 in Inglewood, California.
This will be the first Super Bowl in the area since 1993.
Tampa Bay and New Orleans were also in the running to host a Super Bowl, but missed out.
The decisions follow a trend of the league awarding Super Bowls to new stadium developments. This year’s Super Bowl was staged at the 49ers franchise’s new arena in Santa Clara, California, and Minneapolis will host the occasion at its new stadium in 2018.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that the Los Angeles area had secured a Super Bowl with a huge show of support in the first round of voting.
He said: “It’s rather unusual on the first vote. I don’t recall whether I’ve seen it before, but I think it is very much a reflection of the excitement the ownership has of returning to Los Angeles and the importance of having a Super Bowl back in LA after several decades.”
Los Angeles is competing with Budapest, Paris and Rome to win host rights to the Olympic Games in 2024. Confirmation that it ranks among top venues within US domestic sport will firm up the city’s claim to bring the Games back to the country for the first time since Atlanta in 1996.