2023 could be earliest New Orleans could host another Super Bowl

Chris Miller
September 12, 2017 - 10:41 am

Despite the opening night loss, the New Orleans Saints hope they can finish their season where they started it: at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It's the host of this season's Super Bowl -- a game that could have gone to New Orleans, but the NFL decided they're rather spend February in Minnesota than in the Crescent City, helping New Orleans celebrate its 300th. 

So what of efforts to get the big game back in the Big Easy? For now, there's really no clear picture when the Super Bowl could return.

The NFL's dance card is filled out through 2022, and the owners haven't asked for cities to compete for 2023, yet.

"We're working very closely with Tom Benson and the New Orleans Saints senior management to be invited to bid on those, and hopefully we'll be in that number," Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero told WWL First News. "The next rounds that are anticipated would be for 2023 or 2024, or both."

Cicero says Las Vegas could have a new stadium coming online for the Raiders around then. They'll just have to wait and see.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome received significant upgrades between 2005 and 2011, some of them necessitated by Hurricane Katrina. Its most recent upgrade came in the form of massive new video boards mounted over the upper-deck end zone seats.

In the meantime, New Orleans will be hosting some other major sporting events: WrestleMania in April 2018, the 2020 College Football Playoff Championship Game, the 2020 NCAA Women's Final 4, and the 2022 Men's Final Four.

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