The Super Bowl Is Coming to Town
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Super Bowl 55 will be played in Los Angeles.
Of course, don't say that to Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts. That's because the Super Bowl is really coming to his town, even though the NFL thinks of it as a core part of the L.A. market, which it is.
"The city of Inglewood is thrilled to be the host for the most watched single sporting event in the world, Super Bowl LV,” Butts said today.
The L.A. game happens in 2021, which is plenty of time to get the stadium in Inglewood built. It's expected to open in 2019.
Until then, the Rams will be playing in the L.A. Coliseum.
"See you soon, Los Angeles," the NFL tweeted this afternoon.
The bid to host the game was led by the Los Angeles Super Bowl Bid Committee's Casey Wasserman, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) and the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB).
Los Angeles hosted the very first Super Bowl, in 1967.
"Los Angeles is built to host the Super Bowl," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "We helped forge this great American tradition as its very first host in 1967; and now, at long last, we're bringing it back where it belongs."
The NFL made the announcement today in Charlotte, North Carolina. The league also chose Houston (2017), Minneapolis (2018), Atlanta (2019) and South Florida (2020) as future Super Bowl hosts.
"We are honored that the NFL is bringing the Super Bowl to Los Angeles in 2021," Wasserman said in a statement. "The league’s selection of Los Angeles is a testament to its commitment to innovation and diversity, and I couldn’t be prouder of our winning bid. Stan Kroenke's vision for the Rams stadium and the surrounding campus makes Inglewood an ideal venue for staging the Super Bowl of the future, and we look forward to inviting the nation and the world to L.A. for an historic fan experience."
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