The city of New Orleans will again be at the center of the sports world in 2025.
The city was awarded with Super Bowl LIX in 2025, the 11th time the city has been awarded arguably the largest sporting event in the world.
New Orleans was scheduled to have the game in 2024, but city officials and the NFL volunteered to move the date back to 2025 to accommodate Mardi Gras in 2024.
The move was approved by NFL owners today during the virtual league meeting.
“This isn’t our first at bat when it comes to contingency planning,” said Sports Foundation President and CEO Jay Cicero. “The Super Bowl Host Committee, led by the Sports Foundation and the New Orleans Saints, anticipated this possible scenario during the original bid, and we made sure to guarantee that New Orleans would not lose the event all together if the scenario played out.”
New Orleans Saints Owner Gayle Benson said the event will be a showcase of the city's rich sports history and culture, and she's excited for the game to return to the city - its first Super Bowl since 2013.
“New Orleans’ proposal promoted the undeniable assets of a world-class NFL venue in one of America’s most culturally diverse cities that fosters an incredible spirit for music, fun and love of major sporting events," Benson said. "We are looking forward to making this game and its surrounding activities a great celebration of football and culture for people from all over the world.”