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Report: 50th Super Bowl down to Miami, New Orleans

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For its milestone Super Bowl, the NFL is apparently down to two potential sites, both long on league history.

According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the league’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee will recommend New Orleans and Miami as potential hosts of Super Bowl L (or 50 if you’re sufficiently removed from third grade and have forgotten your Roman numerals).

Those two cities have hosted 20 Super Bowls, and there seems to be a strong lean toward a traditional site for the L game, as opposed to options such as Houston or the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, which will open in 2014.

And let’s be honest with ourselves: There’s a better chance to have a good party on Bourbon Street or South Beach than Detroit or Indianapolis or Santa Clara or wherever. So this shouldn’t come as a tremendous surprise.

UPDATE 8:20 p.m. ET: Apparently New Orleans is not part of the mix, as the league announced Super Bowl L would be in either Miami or the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.

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43 Responses to “Report: 50th Super Bowl down to Miami, New Orleans”
  1. cakemixa says: Oct 16, 2012 1:59 PM

    Book it, Miami. After the way Goodell will be treated in New Orleans this year, there’s no way he allows it to be there again.

  2. webehighrollin says: Oct 16, 2012 2:00 PM

    Haters gonna hate..ballers gonna ball.

    #NinersNation

  3. blacknole08 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:01 PM

    It’s probably safe to assume Miami gets L, seeing as how New Orleans is hosting the 2012-2013 Super Bowl.

  4. flannlv says: Oct 16, 2012 2:02 PM

    Considering New Orleans is not surprising, especially on the day the court ordered Goodell to turn over all the bounty evidence for an in camera review.

  5. crush22 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:04 PM

    “There’s a better chance to have a good party on Bourbon Street or South Beach than Detroit or Indianapolis or Santa Clara or wherever. So this shouldn’t come as a tremendous surprise.”

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    Yeah, no surprise, but nobody can host the big show like Indy did.
    Maybe Miami and N.O. should have taken notes.

  6. dmvskins says: Oct 16, 2012 2:08 PM

    Shocker.

  7. iced107 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:10 PM

    Well of course they’re not going to Niners stadium. They want people to come back to the games again – not go to funerals!

  8. dolfan66r says: Oct 16, 2012 2:14 PM

    I guess the NFL has backed off the upgrade requirements to the stadium. They wanted some type of roof installed to avoid another rainstorm like in 2006 for the entire game.

  9. RexCanCoach says: Oct 16, 2012 2:21 PM

    Does this mean NJ is out of the running?!!!

    See you all in chilly and frozen North Jersey in 2014!

  10. peopletrains says: Oct 16, 2012 2:24 PM

    Super Bowl L should be played in L.A. to pay homage to very first one. I hate Super Bowls in New Orleans. The Superdome is a dump.

  11. phuriousjorge says: Oct 16, 2012 2:25 PM

    Superbowl should be played in the city of the team with the best record, either that year, or the year after. It would reward the city and the team.

  12. matthewcarlson1 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:25 PM

    GODell please free us from New Orleans.. I am so sick of jazz music.

  13. jbxz says: Oct 16, 2012 2:41 PM

    Why not Tampa…That was a great super bowl

  14. dolphins512 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:50 PM

    I hope it goes to Miami. I’m sure this will require a number of upgrades to the facility that will help modernize it.

  15. jimw81 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:54 PM

    big mistake. bring it back to it’s roots, la coliseum or rose bowl.

  16. ghlatty says: Oct 16, 2012 2:55 PM

    Super Bowl L should be played in L.A. to pay homage to very first one. I hate Super Bowls in New Orleans. The Superdome is a dump.

    So would you prefer the ultra modern Coliseum or Rose Bowl??

  17. hehateme2 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:56 PM

    Miami makes the most sense. There is a reason why more SBs have been played there than anywhere else.

  18. cooklynn17 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:57 PM

    Ridiculous, both locals are old and stale.

    How about, Houston, Arizona, Detroit, or some place other than those two.

  19. neovenator250 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:57 PM

    No one hosts the Super Bowl better than NOLA. Deal with it. Katrina is the only reason we don’t still hold the record for having the most Super Bowls

  20. surferbum01 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:06 PM

    No Super Bowl should EVER played on an artificial surface. Saying that the league wants to pay some kind of historical homage is garbage. If that’s the case then play the game at Lambeau Field or Soldier Stadium! Playing the Super Bowl at the Super Dome is just lame now. That place is a dump. At least give it to Miami with the nice warm weather and a real grass field.

  21. mrlaloosh says: Oct 16, 2012 3:12 PM

    The City of New Orleans has nothing to do with the bounty investigation. That the Saints. The city has always been the preferred spot for big events, in spite of what Cowherd says the place is ideal. Easy walking for everything. I went to the Super bowl in Fort Lauderdale at the Dolphins stadium & it is really bad. A dump. The NFL told them to upgrade or lose out. The stadium is an hour from South Beach.

  22. packmanfan says: Oct 16, 2012 3:18 PM

    I really don’t care where it is.
    I just wish they could bring back the logos that were unique to each bowl game.
    Now it’s just so obvious and boring with that boring and obvious looking trophy.

  23. really2011 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:23 PM

    crush22 says:
    Oct 16, 2012 2:04 PM

    ….Yeah, no surprise, but nobody can host the big show like Indy did.
    Maybe Miami and N.O. should have taken notes.
    ==================================
    matthewcarlson1 says:
    Oct 16, 2012 2:25 PM
    GODell please free us from New Orleans.. I am so sick of jazz music.

    ==================================
    peopletrains says:
    Oct 16, 2012 2:24 PM
    Super Bowl L should be played in L.A. to pay homage to very first one. I hate Super Bowls in New Orleans. The Superdome is a dump.

    ==================================

    LOL says the tv viewer….

  24. musicman495 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:28 PM

    crush22 says: Oct 16, 2012 2:04 PM

    Yeah, no surprise, but nobody can host the big show like Indy did.
    Maybe Miami and N.O. should have taken notes.
    ————————————
    Thanks for the comedy. I almost thought you were serious.

  25. hehateme2 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:37 PM

    Yea, Detroit sounds like a GREAT idea in January. That’s no better than NJ.
    No offense, but that city has been hit hard and doesn’t have the ability to host a SB…IMO.

  26. hehateme2 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:43 PM

    NOLA was one of the dirtest places I have ever been to. Hardly felt safe walking the streets…. no thanks!
    No dat!

  27. roachmonster says: Oct 16, 2012 3:43 PM

    You people ripping on New Orleans are crazy. Despite the bad wrap we get on this site, Saints fans are among the most humble hosts you will find. We will not diss your team, we will simply thank you for visiting and experiencing the greatness that is our city.

    Regardless of how you feel about the Saints, the city of New Orleans is untouchable when it comes to hosting a grand event. You won’t find a city with more heritage, passion, culture, or atmosphere.

    FREE SEAN PAYTON

  28. bordner says: Oct 16, 2012 3:48 PM

    New Orleans is great for a party, and the Super Bowl is just one big party interrupted for a few hours by a football game.

  29. bathroomben7 says: Oct 16, 2012 3:52 PM

    Ha! New Orleans… the biggest disgrace to football since the 80s Miami Hurricanes… yeah that’ll happen. The Veterans Stadium rubble will get a Super Bowl before the Superdome

  30. sportnman says: Oct 16, 2012 3:53 PM

    Can NEVER go wrong with Southern Califonia weather in Feb.!!!!

  31. makimaguro says: Oct 16, 2012 4:12 PM

    Not sure if you’ve ever been to a SB in New Orleans. If you haven’t, you need to go. This is by far the best place for the teams and for the fans. Should just have it there every year.

  32. rb225 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    It will probably go to NO again because we are all still supposed to feel sorry for them because of Hurricane Katrina. When will the statute of limitations be up on that one?

  33. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 16, 2012 4:42 PM

    It doesn’t matter where it’s played… it just matters who the Packers will beat.

  34. gomer1 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:54 PM

    First team to play the Supe in their home stadium? Dolphins2015!!

  35. sagnam says: Oct 16, 2012 4:57 PM

    Play it in the stadium of the home team. This idea that New Orleans would host every other Super Bowl is tiring. Let the home team’s fans and city have the experience.

  36. therightisalright says: Oct 16, 2012 5:27 PM

    I do not think it will be fair when the Giants complete their three-peat while winning Superbowl 48 in their own home stadium. Superbowl participants should not have the advantage of playing at home therefore Superbowl 50 can safely be awarded to either Miami or New Orleans since neither of those teams has a chance of playing in one anytime soon.

  37. turtlehut says: Oct 16, 2012 5:35 PM

    New Orleans? Those living there are so backward they think the NFL is out to get them. They think they are a mojor city, but cannot even support a daily newspaper!

  38. gtodriver says: Oct 16, 2012 6:30 PM

    New Orleans or Miami???

    Crime rates???

    Two of the worst places in the country for rapes, murders and assaults.

    Miami – 8.7 murders, 35.5 rapes and 714.1 assaults

    New Orleans – 24.4 murders, 29.3 rapes and 410 assaults

    Host it in Phoenix, San Francisco, San Diego (if they still have a team there) or Atlanta – places that are much safer and these places know how to put on a party also.

    Of course those are all “warm” weather areas – that the NFL seems to prefer.

    But Indy did do an excellent job with last year’s SB, and Minnesota will have their new stadium ready by then – and is just as capable of hosting an excellent SB experience.

  39. csilojohnson says: Oct 16, 2012 7:27 PM

    I will care when its hosted in a real city. Tired of the same old arena style venues.

  40. abefrolman says: Oct 16, 2012 7:32 PM

    It’s all about the party! New Orleanians are the best at throwing parties hands down!

  41. edweird0 says: Oct 16, 2012 8:56 PM

    bathroomben7 says:
    Oct 16, 2012 3:52 PM
    Ha! New Orleans… the biggest disgrace to football since the 80s Miami Hurricanes… yeah that’ll happen. The Veterans Stadium rubble will get a Super Bowl before the Superdome

    LOL someones still but hurt from all those ass whoopins The U gave his team…

  42. coolhand333 says: Oct 16, 2012 9:33 PM

    The number one reason most Super Bowl games are played in New Orleans and Miami is not the weather. It’s the hotel space these city’s provide.

  43. vegasvinnie says: Oct 18, 2012 6:10 PM

    Ha! New Orleans… the biggest disgrace to football since the 80s Miami Hurricanes… yeah that’ll happen. The Veterans Stadium rubble will get a Super Bowl before the Superdome

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    Get back to me when the Mercedes Benz Superdome needs to have a courtroom for unruly fans, like the Vet did.

    Talk about disgraces. Shouldn’t you be out booing your son’s pee wee team?

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