While it was assumed that New Orleans would be awarded the the prize of hosting the Super Bowl in 2024 (being the only known city in the running), it was made official this morning by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. This will be the 8th time the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Formerly the Louisiana Superdome) has hosted the event. Per the Pro Football Hall of Fame, no stadium has hosted more than five Super Bowls except the one in New Orleans.
New Orleans also hosted three Super Bowls in old Tulane Stadium between 1970 and 1975, making this the eleventh time the city has hosted a Super Bowl. The city needed at least 24 votes from the league owners to be approved to host the Super Bowl again, and the news was received early Wednesday morning.
The theme is 2024/7, and is sure to play on the party and celebration spirit that New Orleans has become known for across the world. Plans indicate it will be quite the party when the Super Bowl is back in town. Mrs. Gayle Benson was one of the lead presenters in securing New Orleans as the home of Super Bowl 2024 while being joined by a host of city representatives.
Now, for New Orleans Saints fans, the question becomes will they finally be the first team to play in a “dome-field” advantage in the Super Bowl and take home a Lombardi trophy? The city will have to wait six years to find out.
This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Per Nick Underhill, the Saints received unanimous approval the vote took under a minute.
Per Nick Underhill, Mrs. Gayle Benson says there will be upgrades done to the Superdome.