The NFL announced the hosting cities for three more Super Bowls on Tuesday, and South Florida has been awarded Super Bowl LIV in 2020. This makes Miami the first city to host eleven Super Bowls, some of which have been among the most memorable in NFL history. It will also culminate the 100th season of the NFL.
The next two Super Bowls had been previously awarded, and will be played in Houston in 2017 and Minneapolis in 2018. Also awarded today were the Super Bowls for 2019 and 2021, awarded to Atlanta (Super Bowl LIII) and Los Angeles (Super Bowl LV), respectively.
Of the previous ten Super Bowls hosted in Miami, the first five were played in the Orange Bowl, and the most recent five have been played in the Miami Dolphins current stadium.
Miami hasn’t hosted a Super Bowl since 2010, largely because the NFL deemed the stadium to be aged and lacking in modern amenities. To amend that, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has poured more than a half-billion dollars into renovating the current stadium and adding a canopy that will shade the majority of spectators from the Florida sun and rain, while leaving the field itself exposed to the elements directly above. Ross will now recoup some of his investment, hosting one of the most sought after events in sports.
"We're very excited to have won the 100th anniversary of the NFL Super Bowl,” said Ross. “It's going to be great for Miami. It's great for the Miami Dolphins. And we’re only going to feel better when we're playing in the game.”
Past Super Bowls hosted in Miami:
Super Bowl II – Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14
Super Bowl III – New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7
Super Bowl V – Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13
Super Bowl X – Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
Super Bowl XXIX – San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26
Super Bowl XXXIII – Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19
Super Bowl XLI – Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17
Super Bowl XLIV – New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball.
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