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Super Bowl in New Orleans

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America’s top-ranked sporting event, the Super Bowl, may be returning to New Orleans in 2018 if the city is approved by the National Football League team owners at their Spring Meeting in May 2014.

New Orleans is one of three finalist cities that the selection process was narrowed down to in October 2013. The other two cities are Minneapolis, Minnesota and Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2018 Super Bowl will be designated Super Bowl LII (52) and may be played on February 4 of that year, although a firm date has not yet been set. The annual matchup between the top teams in the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), is the most-watched single event in American sports. NBC will televise the 2018 game.
New Orleans is hopeful of securing the rights to the 2018 game as part of a series of celebrations of the city’s 300th anniversary. If the city wins its bid for the big game it will be the 11th Super Bowl held in New Orleans since 1970, and it will give New Orleans the most Super Bowls hosted by any single location. With seven Super Bowls to its credit, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome already ranks first among venues, the most recent of which was in 2013.

Minneapolis-St. Paul and Indianapolis have hosted just one Super Bowl each, in 1992 and 2012 respectively.

A Super Bowl in New Orleans is much more than a three-hour event held one day a year, as the most recent Super Bowl held here in 2013 proved. It's a weeklong extravaganza of exciting, entertaining and educational events, offering something for everyone. Something for all ages.
Fans coming to cheer on their favorite team in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Super Sunday can expect to have a wide range of entertainment options from which to choose in and around downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. Live music, fabulous food, interactive fan events and much more. As thousands of blogs supporting the city’s 2018 Super Bowl bid testify, New Orleans really knows how to throw a party and no other host city puts on a better show.

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