The Past and Future Locations of the Super Bowl

By Victoria Barnett

The Past and Future Locations of the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has taken place in all different parts of the country, from New Jersey and Louisiana to Texas and California – as well as all that’s in between. Let’s take a look at where the Super Bowl has been the past 5 years and where it will be in future years.  

Super Bowl XLV (2011)

Cowboys Stadium | North Texas

Now referred to as AT&T Stadium, Cowboys Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLV in 2011. This home of the Dallas Cowboys features an 80,000 seat capacity which expanded to 100,000 for the Super Bowl, a retractable roof and the world’s largest HDTV.

Super Bowl XLVI (2012)

Lucas Oil Stadium | Indianapolis, Indiana

Home to the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008 and serves as a multi-purpose facility which replaced the former RCA dome. The stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 and features a 70,000 seat capacity, a retractable roof and grand views of the Indianapolis skyline.

Inside the Superdome

Super Bowl XLVII (2013)

Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans, Louisiana

The Superdome opened in 1975 and is the largest indoor facility in the country for football. Home of the New Orleans Saints, the Superdome has hosted seven Super Bowls – XII, XV, XX, XXIV, XXXI, XXXVI and most recently XLVII.

Super Bowl XLVIII (2014)

Metlife Stadium | East Rutherford New Jersey

Metlife Stadium hosts two NFL teams – the Jets and the Giants –each of who have their own space within the stadium. The stadium made history in 2014 when it hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, seeing as it was the first time the game was played in an open-air, cold-weather stadium.

Super Bowl XLIX (2015)

University of Phoenix Stadium | Glendale, Arizona

The University of Phoenix Stadium is the first sports venue in America to feature both a retractable roof and retractable playing field. Home to the Arizona Cardinals, this stadium previously hosted both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLIX.

Super Bowl 50 (2016)

Levi’s Stadium | Santa Clara, California

Voted 2015 “Sports Facility of the Year” by SportsBusiness Journal, Levis’ Stadium hosted the 50th Anniversary of the Super Bowl. Known as one of the most high-tech stadiums in the world and home to the San Francisco 49ers, this stadium boasts 1.85 million square feet, a 75,000+ (expanded) capacity and a green roof atop the suite tower.

Levi Stadium With Out Football

Super Bowl LI (2017)

NRG Stadium | Houston, Texas

With a capacity of 72,220, NRG Stadium in Houston will host Super Bowl LI in 2017. Home of the Houston Texans and formerly known as Reliant Stadium, the stadium was the first in the NFL with a retractable roof. The field was originally made of natural grass, grown on eight-square-foot trays, which were transported in and out of the stadium. Prior to the 2015 season, the Texas replaced the grass with Astroturf. NRG Stadium previously hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers.

Super Bowl LII (2018)

U.S. Bank Stadium | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Super Bowl LII will be held in the new U.S. Bank Stadium, set to open in 2016. Home to the Minnesota Vikings, this facility will boast 1.75 million square feet and stand nearly 30 stories tall at its highest point. It will be twice the size of the Metrodome, have a 72,000 seat (expanded) capacity and offer free wireless internet. Construction should be complete in June 2016.

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