New Orleans may lose Super Bowl LVIII, gain Super Bowl LIX

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The combination of the expanded regular season and the ever-shifting dates for Easter and all related dates of interest could cause New Orleans to lose Super Bowl LVIII.

Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily reports that the confluence of a 17-game season and the dates for Easter and in turn Ash Wednesday and in turn Mardi Gras could result in the NFL shifting the Crescent City’s next Super Bowl from early 2024 to early 2025.

The problem, per the report, is that Mardi Gras currently is due to happen two days after Super Bowl LVIII, due to the extra week of the regular season and the delay in the NFL’s championship game that happens because of it. Mardi Gras has become one of the biggest annual events in New Orleans, with parades and gatherings and thousands of people who will be in town for reasons unrelated to football (if the world ever gets back to that point).

The NFL reportedly is considering solving the problem by giving New Orleans the next Super Bowl, and awarding Super Bowl LVIII to another city — possibly Las Vegas.

9 responses to “New Orleans may lose Super Bowl LVIII, gain Super Bowl LIX

  1. After the city hosted the 49ers and Ravens Super Bowl, everyone blacked out!

    So, what can possibly go wrong next time???

  2. New Orleans is the worst football city in the NFL. Surprisingly nobody cares about the Saints. When they played 49ers last year, 70 percent of the stadium was for the 49ers. If you went to the game, New Orleans fans were few and left before haltime. New Orleans and football fans are embarrassing. The 4ers will play there this season and it will be an extra home game in New Orleans.

  3. After the pandemic comes the paranoia. Who wants to sit in a sold out stadium? The NFL may have a problem on it’s hands with attendance next season assuming there will be season.

  4. Vegas is due. Isn’t the rule – get a new stadium, at least get one token SB right away? Vegas doesn’t have one booked yet. And it’s not token.. it’s Vegas.. which will vie with New Orleans/Miami for the favorite SB spot in the rotation going forward.

  5. Liquor- I will happily sit in a crowded stadium, and happily not wear a mask. The sentence in this article: “if the world ever gets back to this point” is the most asinine thing I’ve read. We are talking 2024. You guys are absolutely losing your minds. Humans have had many many many pandemics before, and we will get through this like all the others. I can just imagine though in the year 2023 you’ll see some “men” walking around with one of those masks and it’ll be extremely pathetic and weak, why even bother living like that

  6. New Orleans is the worst football city in the NFL. Surprisingly nobody cares about the Saints. When they played 49ers last year, 70 percent of the stadium was for the 49ers. If you went to the game, New Orleans fans were few and left before haltime. New Orleans and football fans are embarrassing. The 4ers will play there this season and it will be an extra home game in New Orleans.
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    Doesn’t matter. It is a very good site for a Super Bowl because everything is concentrated right near the stadium. Restaurants, bars, hotels are all close so the fans get to have a real Super Bowl experience. Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans are the best for the fan experience. (The Super Dome stinks for watching football)

    The worst are Miami, Phoenix, San Diego (when they had a team), S.F., Tampa. L.A. is going to suck. Weather is nice but if you go, you basically just go to a game and never see any other fans who will be going to the game. It’s boring.
    (I’ve been to SB games in all but LA).

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