NFL owners award Super Bowls to Arizona, New Orleans

The Super Bowl will return to New Orleans for the 11th time and to Arizona for the fourth time.

NFL owners voted unanimously at their annual spring meetings in Atlanta on Wednesday to award the 2023 Super Bowl to Glendale, Ariz., and the 2024 Super Bowl to New Orleans.

Also on Wednesday, the owners chose Nashville as the site of next year’s NFL draft.

New Orleans last hosted the Super Bowl in 2013, and Glendale last hosted it in 2015.

“We’re thrilled to be returning to those cities,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

There was no suspense about the Super Bowl votes Wednesday because of the NFL’s new method of selecting sites for the game:  Rather than considering competing bids from multiple cities, the league now pre-selects one city with which to negotiate terms for a given year. So Glendale and New Orleans were the only cities on the ballot for 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Goodell said both cities “put together extraordinary bids.” They made presentations to the owners before the vote.

The Super Bowl previously was awarded to Atlanta for 2019, Miami for 2020, Tampa for 2021 and Los Angeles for 2022.