The sites of the next three Super Bowl destinations from 2019-2021 were officially released Tuesday, with Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles winning bids to host the biggest sporting event of the year. Houston and Minnesota were already set to host the Super Bowl the next two seasons.
Next 5 SB sites are set.
51, 2017: Houston
52, 2018: Minneapolis
53, 2019: Atlanta
54, 2020: South Fla.
55, 2021: L.A.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 24, 2016
Five cities made pitches at the NFL’s spring meetings: L.A., Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans and Tampa. Atlanta beat out New Orleans on the fourth ballot to earn the 2019 Super Bowl, and South Florida and L.A. topped Tampa for 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The 2019 Super Bowl will be played in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which will open next summer. New Miami Stadium will host the event in 2020 after major renovations.
The selection of Los Angeles in 2021 came as no surprise, considering the Rams’ return to Southern California in the offseason and their plans to construct a new state of the art facility in Inglewood, California by 2019. The Rams, of course, are quite pumped about the idea of hosting a Super Bowl in their new venue. Via ESPN:
“They had Super Bowls there regularly before there was no team, so with our new stadium and project, it will be unbelievable,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said of an L.A. Super Bowl. “I’ve been asked about it a lot when I was in Los Angeles. Everyone’s excited.”
The Super Bowl has been held in Atlanta twice before (most recently in 2000), in South Florida 10 times (most recently 2010) and in L.A. twice (most recently 1973).