With Super Bowl XLVI now VIII days into the rear-view mirror, a fairly significant Super Bowl is merely IV years away.
The 50th Super Bowl — officially known as Super Bowl L — will be played at a site to be determined. (The next III games will be played in New Orleans, New York/New Jersey, and Arizona, respectively.)
Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that the NFL has yet to send out requests for proposals for Super Bowl L. Typically, the next unawarded Super Bowl is awarded in May of each year.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who recently said he has suffered 50 concussions, recently told Kaplan that Jones “absolutely” would make a bid for the 50th Super Bowl. Per Kaplan, other possibilities include Santa Clara (site of the new 49ers stadium), New Orleans, and Tampa. Kaplan pegs Miami, Indianapolis, and L.A. as having a “slight” chance of getting the game, with London falling into the “extremely remote” category.
Though Super Bowl XLV in Arlington provided logistical nightmares for the league, thanks in part to a local ice removal strategy known officially as “hide under the bed and wait for it all to melt” and the sale of tickets to seats that didn’t exist, the game financially was a tremendous success, thanks to the huge number of seats that actually did exist.