Two more Super Bowls now have host cities.
After rumors that they were being considered, the NFL announced Wednesday that Glendale, AZ will host Super Bowl LVII while New Orleans, LA will do the same for Super Bowl LVIII. The games will take place at the conclusion of the 2022 and 2023 seasons respectively.
Approved: Arizona and New Orleans officially gets their Super Bowl host bids approved.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 23, 2018
Glendale, AZ, New Orleans, LA to Host Super Bowl LVII, LVIII
Both venues are familiar with hosting the NFL’s championship game. It will be the third time that University of Phoenix Stadium has done so, having played host to Super Bowls XLII and XLIX before. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be hosting the big game for the eighth occasion when it comes there in February of 2024.
If previous games in Glendale are any indication, Super Bowl LVII will be a down to the wire affair. The New York Giants pulled off their epic upset of the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Seven years later, the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler made perhaps the most famous interception in Super Bowl history when he picked off Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to give the Pats their fourth title.
In addition to the seven previous Super Bowls held at the Superdome, the Big Easy also hosted three other games. Those took place at Tulane Stadium, the first of which was the Kansas City Chiefs‘ lone title, a 23-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. The older venue in New Orleans also saw the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers win the first of their combined 11 Vince Lombardi Trophies.
Prior to the construction of University of Phoenix Stadium, the Super Bowl came to the Grand Canyon State just once. It was the 30th edition of the game, played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, and it turned out to be the Cowboys last championship. Ironically enough, it came over the Steelers who later eclipsed them as the most decorated NFL franchise of all-time.