This week the NFL unanimously voted to move Super Bowl LV (2021) from Los Angeles’ new proposed stadium to Tampa, Florida.
Due to record-breaking rainfall in southern California (where the new LA stadium will be built), the build of the stadium has been delayed by a year. The new home for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will now host the Super Bowl in 2022 instead.
So, that changes the running order of the next 5 Super Bowls and we have updated the list of these below:
Super Bowl LI (2017): NRG Stadium, Houston
Super Bowl LII (2018): U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Super Bowl LIII (2019): Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Super Bowl LIV (2020): New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Super Bowl LV (2021): Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Still, both Tampa and Los Angeles must prove by August 25th that they are on track to host these Super Bowls but, at least for now, they are scheduled to do so in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
The new stadium in Los Angeles is due to open in 2019 to 2020, meaning the stadium would have been just one year old when hosting one of the biggest sporting events. The NFL rules state that a stadium needs to be open for two full regular seasons in order to be considered for Super Bowl hosting duties – hence the change.
There are a few years until that Super Bowl though, and this year it is hosted by Houston – a Super Bowl we can be sure will happen.