The biggest game in American football — indeed, all of American sports — will play out in State Farm Stadium this year.
Hosting the Super Bowl (which will have its 57th iteration in 2023) is a lucrative opportunity for which many NFL host cities have clamored and bid. It’s also a massive undertaking that requires years of planning and logistical hurdles.
So it went for this year’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., which had to meet several of the league’s criteria for hosting the game. And so it will be for any and all future Super Bowls.
The league decided to highlight Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium in 2022 before returning to a more established site in Arizona. That pattern will continue for at least the next two seasons, with yet another NFL stadium hosting its first Super Bowl for the 2023 season. Following that, the Super bowl will return to a city that has hosted the game more than any other.
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The NFL has not yet released information beyond the 2024 and 2025 Super Bowls. Until the league does unveil its future sites, The Sporting News breaks down everything you need to know about the host cities and stadiums for the next two seasons:
Future Super Bowl locations
|Date||Super Bowl||Stadium (Site)|
|Feb. 11, 2024||58||Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)|
|Feb. 9, 2025||59||Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)|
Super Bowl 2024 host: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)
- Stadium type: Domed
- Surface: Bermuda grass
- Capacity: 71,835
- Times hosted Super Bowl: None
Two years after SoFi Stadium hosted Super Bowl 56, the NFL will showcase its second-youngest (and second-most expensive) stadium on the biggest stage in football in 2024. It will be Allegiant Stadium’s first time hosting the Super Bowl.
Because the Raiders and UNLV Rebels’ home stadium only opened in July 2020 (and didn’t begin hosting fans until 2021), it doesn’t have quite as many events under its belt as some other stadiums around the league.
That said, it already has several football events to its name. Those include the Pac-12 championship game and Las Vegas Bowl; the East-West Shrine Bowl (2022-23); and Pro Bowl (2022-23). Allegiant Stadium also played host to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, a 1-0 U.S. victory over Mexico.
Super Bowl 2025 host: Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
- Stadium type: Domed
- Surface: Turf Nation S5
- Capacity: 76,468
- Times hosted Super Bowl: Seven (1978, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1997, 2002, 2013)
The Saints’ home stadium will host its record eighth Super Bowl in 2025, its first time hosting the event since the 2013 game between the Ravens and 49ers. It has hosted the game six times as the Louisiana Superdome (so named from 1975 through 2011) and once as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, its moniker from 2011 through 2021.
(For those curious, the NFC champions have a 5-2 record in those games over their AFC counterparts. Something to consider for future betting purposes.)
Apart from serving as the home stadium for the Saints and Tulane football — as well as college football’s annual Sugar Bowl — the Superdome has hosted several college football championship games over the years. Those include four in the BCS era (1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011) and one in the College Football Playoff era (2019).
Other major events held at the Superdome include the Final Four in men’s college basketball (1982, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2012 and 2022) and international soccer games (two USWNT matches in 2015 and 2017).
How are Super Bowl cities selected?
The NFL has several criteria for selecting Super Bowl host cities, which range from the stadium itself to local alcohol laws and entertainment opportunities in the surrounding area. Here are a few of the many criteria needed to host the Super Bowl:
- Market that hosts an NFL team
- Minimum 70,000 seating capacity
- Average gameday temperature of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- Dome (for stadiums that don’t meet prior requirement)
- Practice space of equal and comparable quality for both teams
- Hotel spaces equaling 35 percent of stadium’s capacity
- Space for the Gameday Experience, NFL Experience