Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023
Owners of the National Football League approved Arizona to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023, the league announced on Wednesday.
NFL owners voted unanimously at the league’s annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“We’re thrilled by the unanimous vote and we look forward to making this the most fan-friendly Super Bowl in the history of Super Bowls and bigger and better than any Super Bowl,” Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said, per the Associated Press.
Arizona last hosted the Super Bowl in 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Before that, Arizona hosted the championship game in 2008 — also at the Glendale stadium, and in 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. University of Phoenix Stadium has also hosted the 2015 Pro Bowl, 2007 and 2011 BCS National Championship games, and the 2016 College Football Playoff title game.
“Yes, we’ve already completed a number of renovations, but $100 million worth of renovations will be done by the Super Bowl by 2023,” Bidwill told The Associated Press.
Before landing in Arizona, the Super Bowl will take place in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.
A new procedure put to rest the old bid system. Starting with the 2023 game, the league will choose a city to be the host, sides will work on a contract, then that deal goes before owners for a vote.
New Orleans was awarded the 2024 game after the Cardinals bring the event back to Arizona.
“This is a huge win for our state! Arizona has continued to prove itself as a premier destination for spectacular sporting events, and we are thrilled to be hosting Super Bowl LVII,” said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in a statement. “Thank you to Michael Bidwill, (Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee chairman) David Rousseau and the entire Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for working to make this a reality.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.