Remember back when L.A. didn’t even have an NFL team?
Yeah, me neither.
Now that the Rams are back and a new $1 billion is set to begin construction in Inglewood, it was only a matter of time before the NFL powers-that-be awarded the city of angels a Super Bowl bid.
Well friends, the time has come.
The NFL brass held their spring meeting on Tuesday, the result of which was an announcement of three future Super Bowl locations: 2019 to Atlanta, 2020 to South Florida, and 2021 to our very own Los Angeles.
Super Bowl LV in 2021 goes to Los Angeles and the new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood. pic.twitter.com/6vnA6mJHhx
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 24, 2016
It’s been over twenty years since L.A. hosted a Super Bowl, but I’m pretty sure the new Inglewood spot (temporarily named City of Champions Stadium) will be up to the task, with an expandable max attendance of ranging up to 80,000 for NFL games and 100,000 for other special events.
“They had Super Bowls there regularly before there was no team, so with our new stadium and project, it will be unbelievable,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said of an L.A. Super Bowl, per ESPN. “I’ve been asked about it a lot when I was in Los Angeles. Everyone’s excited.”
The stadium is slated to begin construction this August.
Once completed, the Rams are hopeful their new home will be in the running to host a Super Bowl every 4-5 years, as ESPN writer Arash Markavi mentioned via Twitter.
Now about that traffic…
No worries. We’ll figure it out later!