New Orleans To Host Super Bowl In 2024
On Monday the NFL announced two future sites where the Super Bowl will be held for 2023 and 2024.
According to Daniel Kaplan, NFL Reporter for the Sports Business Journal, those two sites will be, the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona for 2023 and the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans for 2024.
The schedule is now set for the next six years. Other than Atlanta and New Orleans, the next four sites are: Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles.
The last time Arizona hosted the NFL's Championship Game it was Super Bowl XLIV. In this classic, the Seattle Seahawks famously and shamelessly tried throwing the football on the goal-line instead of handing it off to Marshawn Lynch and lost to the New England Patriots 28-24.
As for the previous Super Bowl in New Orleans, it was Super Bowl XLVII where it was the match-up between brothers Harbaugh. Jim, the Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers and John, the Head Coach for the Baltimore Ravens. This Super Bowl is also known as the "Blackout Bowl" due to the partial third quarter power outage in the Super Dome that caused a 34 minute delay. The Ravens would go on to defeat the 49ers 34-31 and would also be the game that got Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco paid to the tune of, what now seems a ridiculous, 6 year-$121 million dollar contract.