The 13th Super Bowl will be held in California next year. California locales that have previously hosted a Super Bowl include Santa Clara, San Diego, Pasadena, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles. California's 12 Super Bowl appearances are second only to Florida, which just hosted its 17th Super Bowl between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers.
The state of California has been chosen to host the NFL's championship game for the 13th time. The decision was made at the NFL's annual meeting this week in New York City.
California has hosted the Super Bowl before. It has happened twice, in 1994 and 1995. Los Angeles won both games over Miami. The Coliseum in Santa Clara was the site of one of the games. That stadium is now known as Stanford University's Stanford Stadium. The other game was held in Pasadena's Rose Bowl Game Stadium. That venue is now called the Mercedes-Benz Stadium but it will still be referred to as the Rose Bowl for the duration of its current renovation project.
In addition to those three games, the Raiders used Oakland-Alameda County as their home field during their years in Los Angeles. They moved back to Oakland after the 1992 season.
There have been 31 Super Bowls so far. Arizona will become the 32nd team when it hosts the NFC Championship game on January 20th. The Ravens will play against the winner of this weekend's AFC Championship game. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
Los Angeles is not the only California city that have hosted many Super Bowls. San Diego, which no longer has a franchise, has hosted three. They were held at Jack Murphy Stadium (Qualcomm Stadium). The first Super Bowl was in 1972; Miami won that year's game over Dallas, 34-13.
The second Super Bowl saw Miami play Los Angeles in 1983. With just over 21,000 in attendance, this game is known as the "Freezer Bowl" because of how cold it was during the middle of March. The final Super Bowl before moving to Santa Clara was in 1990, when Houston defeated Chicago, 44-32.
San Francisco has never hosted a Super Bowl, but they did come close in 1976. If San Francisco had been able to get a team, they would have made it four cities with a chance at hosting the Super Bowl.
In 2014, New York City was chosen to host the 100th Super Bowl, but it didn't happen due to problems with security after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The NFL decided to give another city its first shot at hosting the big game, and L.A. was selected as the new host city. They will be hosting the Super Bowl in 2019.
Miami has the most Super Bowls (11), followed by New Orleans (10), Los Angeles (five), and Pasadena (five). The Rams and Chargers might join the Buccaneers in 2020 as the only teams to have won Super Bowls in their home stadiums. In fact, no other team has been to the big game more than twice.
The Miami Dolphins were the first NFL team to win multiple Super Bowls. They've done so in 1980, '82, and '83. The New York Giants are the only other team to have won multiple Super Bowls, having done so in 1954 and '75.
The Dallas Cowboys are the most recent team to win multiple Super Bowls. They accomplished this feat in 1990, '93, and '94. No other team has won more than two Super Bowls back-to-back.
Dallas is also one of only three teams to have lost in each of their initial Super Bowl appearances. The other two teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers (1950, '52) and Green Bay Packers (1965, '66).
Super Bowl MVP trophies are awarded to the best player on the winning team. These awards are known as the Most Valuable Player trophies. Players can be voted onto the award by their teammates.
Not far behind is the Los Angeles metropolitan region, which has hosted the event seven times. The Los Angeles metropolitan region, on the other hand, hasn't hosted a Super Bowl in almost two decades. That drought, however, will not continue much longer, as the greater Los Angeles area has been selected to host the 2022 Super Bowl.
The Los Angeles metropolitan region has always been a favorite among sports fans - and not just because of its famous athletes and teams. The city's vibrant culture, cutting-edge entertainment scene, and endless opportunities for discovery make it a perfect venue for any sport. From football to baseball, basketball to auto racing, the City of Angels sees them all played here on national television every year!
The Los Angeles metropolitan region has hosted the Super Bowl once before, back in 1984. At the time, it was known as "Southern California" due to being split into four districts. Today, it's only three districts - but that doesn't take away from what originally began as a Southern California hosting proposal. The 1984 game saw its host city, San Francisco, California, defeated by Miami, Florida, at the end of a very close game. The Los Angeles metropolitan region outdrew the New York metropolitan region by nearly 2 million viewers.
The Los Angeles metropolitan region has been selected to host the 2022 Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl will be held in Florida for the second consecutive year. No state has hosted more Super Bowls than Florida, with Miami—the location of last year's Super Bowl LIV—having hosted the most, 11: 5 games at the Orange Bowl and 6 games at what is now known as Hard Rock Stadium. The NFL announced on January 24, 2020 that the game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Florida has a long history with football, having won the first College Football Championship in 1892. The Sunshine State also has a strong baseball tradition, with 14 Major League Baseball teams currently based in Florida. However, football has dominated the sports landscape since the 1990s, when the Miami Dolphins became one of the most successful franchises in NFL history. Since then, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had more success, winning two Super Bowls recently after being founded in 1976.
Hard Rock Stadium has only been open since 2014, but it has already become a popular venue for sporting events, hosting four NFL regular season games between 2016 and 2019. It also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Germany and France. The stadium will also host the opening ceremony and some matches during this year's Olympics.
In fact, Florida has hosted every single Super Bowl since its first game in 1967.