New Orleans waits for chance to get back into Super Bowl business

Jim Hanzo
January 24, 2018 - 9:36 am

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Super Bowl LII will pit the New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles, and tens of thousands of people will fill Minneapolis, Minnesota in February for a game that could have been played in New Orleans. So when will it be the Big Easy's turn to host the big game again?

Super Bowl host sites are booked through 2022, but New Orleans would like to host the game in 2023.

"Currently, we are working closely with Mr. Benson and the leadership of the New Orleans Saints to convince the NFL to invite New Orleans to bid," said Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation President Jay Cicero.

Cicero says they’re not sure what the NFL will be looking for when they ask for bids for the Super Bowl LVII. New Orleans lost it's last two attempts to Minneapolis and Atlanta, cities that have brand-new stadiums.

"It wasn't that our bid wasn't competitive, it wasn't that New Orleans isn't a better host city than those two city, it is because they had new stadiums," explained Cicero.

With Las Vegas building a new stadium to host the Raiders, New Orleans could have more new stadium competition the next time the league solicits proposals to host the Super Bowl.

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