New Orleans Hosts Its 10th Super Bowl
NFL 2012 Football
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013. That will mark the 10th Super Bowl held in New Orleans, tied with South Florida for the most ever. New Orleans last hosted Super Bowl XXXVI (February 3, 2002) when the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17, giving the Patriots their first Super Bowl title.
While preparations for Super Bowl XLVII started as soon as New Orleans was awarded the bid in May 2009, the clock officially started ticking after Super Bowl XLVI.
"We're ready to show everyone what we mean when we say we're back and we're better than ever," says JAY CICERO, executive director of the New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee. "Now that New Orleans is on the clock, we couldn't be more excited or proud to show off our great city."
New Orleans has always prided itself on its food and music throughout the city and the unique culture and ambiance that is unlike anywhere else in the world. Super Bowl XLVII will take place in between the two weekends of Mardi Gras, turning a two-week party into a three-week celebration.
Super Bowl XLVII will be the first time the NFL's championship game is played in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. The Superdome, which was used as a shelter for those unable to evacuate, has since undergone repairs and renovations totaling $336 million.
"What visitors will see in the Superdome is major, transformational change," SMG Senior Vice President DOUG THORNTON says. "After Katrina, we had a strategic vision to recreate the building into an ultra-modern stadium that would accomplish numerous objectives, including re-igniting a major economic engine, securing the Saints long-term and returning an icon to the New Orleans skyline."
The community is filled with excitement for Super Bowl XLVII. The New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee is recruiting more than 8,000 volunteers to assist with the Super Bowl and related events.
"The membership heard from three great cities and had some terrific alternatives," NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL said of the vote to grant New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII. "But I think this is a great statement about the spirit and people of New Orleans."
Super Bowl Host Cities
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Future Super Bowls
Super Bowl XLVIII - February 2, 2014 (MetLife Stadium, New York/New Jersey)
Super Bowl XLIX - February 1, 2015 (University of Phoenix Stadium, Arizona)
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