When the NFL considers sites for future Super Bowl locations, many requirements must be met by potential cities, their venues and their accommodations. Stadium quality is among the priorities, which is why several of the next five Super Bowls will be played in new or recently renovated stadiums.
That’s why Minnesota was awarded Super Bowl 52 back in 2018, after all; same for Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Super Bowl 54 in Miami and Super Bowl 56 in LA. Weather is also a factor when the NFL considers future Super Bowl locations.
That will be the case again in 2020, when the Super Bowl will be played in a recently renovated stadium. Here are the sites the NFL has pinned as future Super Bowl locations.
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- Future Super Bowl locations
- Super Bowl 2020: South Florida
- Super Bowl 2021: Tampa
- Super Bowl 2022: Los Angeles
- Super Bowl 2023: Glendale/Phoenix
- Super Bowl 2024: New Orleans
Future Super Bowl locations
|Year||Super Bowl site|
|2020||South Florida, Hard Rock Stadium, Super Bowl 54|
|2021||Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Super Bowl 55|
|2022||Los Angeles, Los Angeles Stadium, Super Bowl 56|
|2023||Glendale, State Farm Stadium, Super Bowl 57|
|2024||New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Super Bowl 58|
Super Bowl 2020: South Florida
For Super Bowl 54 this year, the NFL will return to one of its favorite Super Bowl locations. The Miami area already has hosted 10 Super Bowls, and its 11th will break a tie with New Orleans for the most in the country. (Though New Orleans will draw even with Miami again when it hosts Super Bowl 58 in 2024.)
Now called Hard Rock Stadium, the venue that the NFL’s Miami Dolphins call home originally was named Joe Robbie Stadium when it opened in 1987. It has been renamed seven times since and has hosted five Super Bowls, with the old Miami Orange Bowl having hosted South Florida’s other five Super Bowls.
Thanks to its most recent renovation project, which was completed in 2016, Hard Rock Stadium will have a new look when the Super Bowl arrives in 2020.
While the stadium’s seating capacity was reduced from 75,000 to 65,000, the renovation that featured new video boards, suites and seating pods is at least one of the reasons the NFL is returning for Super Bowl 54.
“We were confident. It was definitely our most competitive bid ever,” said chairman of the Super Bowl host committee Rodney Barreto when Miami was awarded Super Bowl 54. “A $450-million-plus enhancement to the Dolphins’ stadium. A budget of cash and incentives valued at more than $40 million. A warm weather destination that always delivers. Always.
“We are truly thankful to Mr. Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, for all his support and assistance throughout this process.”
Super Bowl 2021: Tampa
This wasn’t the original plan. NFL owners last May voted to move Super Bowl 55, which had been scheduled to be played in Los Angeles, to Tampa. The shift came as a result of weather-related construction delays at the new LA stadium site, which will instead host Super Bowl 56 in 2022. (More on that later.)
Tampa was an easy choice to fill the Super Bowl 2021 location void thanks to its success as a host in the past. The city has hosted the Super Bowl four times, two in old Tampa Stadium and two in Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Buccaneers.
The 65,000-seat stadium that can expand to seat 75,000 hosted its first NFL game in 1998. And, of course, like Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida, it, too, recently went through a renovation project.
Raymond James Stadium now boasts what its website calls the most advanced HD video system in use today. With two 9,600-square-foot boards (north and south ends of the stadium) and four 2,300-square-foot HD tower walls, it ranks as the third-largest video board system in the NFL.
The new sound system has 400-plus speakers throughout the stadium, providing 750,000 watts of power.
Super Bowl 2022: Los Angeles
NFL rules require a stadium to have been open two full seasons before it can host a Super Bowl, so a change needed to be made when construction delays meant the Rams and Chargers wouldn’t be able to play in their new stadium until 2020.
Rather than Super Bowl 55 in 2021 as originally planned, the big game will return to LA for Super Bowl 56 in 2022. It will mark the eighth time the LA area has hosted the Super Bowl, with the LA Memorial Coliseum having hosted two Super Bowls and the Rose Bowl having hosted five.
The venue, currently being built in Inglewood, is expected to be a masterpiece, in part because it will be more than a stadium, as its name — LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park — suggests.
The open-air stadium will seat 70,000 people with the ability to expand to seat up to 100,000.
In addition to the Super Bowl in 2022, the stadium is scheduled to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Renderings for the stadium in Los Angeles can be viewed here.
Super Bowl 2023: Glendale/Phoenix
For the fourth time, Arizona will host a Super Bowl when the big game returns to the desert in 2023 for Super Bowl 57. It will be the third time State Farm Stadium has hosted the Super Bowl (2008 and 2015), with Sun Devil Stadium having hosted the game in 1996.
Per AZCentral.com, the cities of Phoenix and Glendale touted upgrades near the stadium and throughout the area in their pitch to land another Super Bowl. A renovated airport in Phoenix and additional hotels and parking in Glendale are expected to be in place by 2023.
When it opened in 2006, State Farm Stadium featured the first retractable natural grass playing surface in North America and the first completely retractable roof operating at an incline.
Its seating capacity is expandable to 73,000.
Super Bowl 2024: New Orleans
Some are of the opinion that the Super Bowl should be held in New Orleans every year. After all, there’s a reason what’s now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is hosting the big game for an eighth time, more than any other venue.
The city is hosting the game for the 11th time; three of New Orleans’ Super Bowls were played at Tulane Stadium.
The Superdome opened in 1975 and hosted its first Super Bowl in 1978, when the Cowboys beat the Broncos in Super Bowl 12. It last hosted a Super Bowl in 2013, when many of the stadium’s lights infamously failed during the third quarter of the Ravens’ win over the 49ers.
The Superdome remains one of the most iconic venues not only in the NFL, but in all of sports.