We now know where the Super Bowl will be played for the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday, the league finalized the locations for Super Bowls through 2021. As has been the case recently, the host cities have recently gotten new or significantly renovated stadiums.
Atlanta will host the 2019 Super Bowl in their newly-built dome, which is called Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The NFL owners voted on the bids this offseason at the spring league meetings. Atlanta beat out New Orleans for the game on the fourth ballot on Tuesday.
New Orleans was in the running to host the 2019 Super Bowl, but the NFL opted to reward the Falcons for building a new stadium, instead of awarding an 11th Super Bowl to New Orleans.
This new stadium has already been awarded college football’s national championship game in January 2018 and college basketball’s Final Four in April 2020. The stadium is currently scheduled to open next year. This will be the third Super Bowl hosted in Atlanta after the previous two in 1994 and 2000.
The next two Super Bowls will take place in Houston (2017) and Minneapolis (2018), respectively, before the event takes on Atlanta. Miami will host the 2020 Super Bowl, which will be the first time since Super Bowl 44 that the game will be played in South Florida. It's also a record-setting 11th Super Bowl following a $450 million stadium renovation.
The 2021 Super Bowl will take place in Los Angeles, which is thanks to Rams owner Stan Kroenke committing to building a $2.6 billion NFL stadium and entertainment complex in Inglewood, California. This will be the eighth Super Bowl hosted by the city of L.A. and the first since 1993 when the Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl.
Other sites that were in contention for Super Bowls 53-55 included New Orleans and Tampa Bay.