The NFL owners will decide on Tuesday which three cities will host the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and that decision is expected to show that building a new stadium or rehabbing an old one is the path to hosting America’s biggest sporting event.
Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami are likely to host Super Bowls LIII, LIV and LV (that’s 53, 54 and 55), in some order.
Atlanta is in the process of building a new stadium for the Falcons, with plenty of help from taxpayers. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross paid for renovations to his stadium, and Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke is largely building his new stadium with private money.
New Orleans and Tampa are also bidding to host future Super Bowls, but they are considered underdogs. New Orleans is only bidding on the 2019 game because the city is hosting other events in 2020 and 2021, and is highly likely to lose out to Atlanta. The Buccaneers are currently in the process of renovating.
Next year’s Super Bowl will be played in Houston, and the 2018 game will be played in the Vikings’ new stadium in Minnesota.