NFL owners voted on Tuesday to endowment Atlanta, South Florida, Los Angeles with Super Bowls 53, 54 and 55.
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CHARLOTTE – This time, a opinion to win over associate NFL owners was a lot reduction stressful for Stan Kroenke.
Or only an involuntary rubber stamp.
Less than 5 months after earning capitulation to pierce a Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles by wowing NFL owners with a grand devise for a unconventional stadium, Kroenke cashed in with a healthy sequel Tuesday when Los Angeles was awarded Super Bowl LV in 2021.
The preference followed a awarding of Super Bowl LIII (2019) to Atlanta and Super Bowl LIV (2020) to South Florida, and it followed fit with standard NFL proof that extends a showcase diversion as a reward.
Kroenke is building a $2 billion-plus house in Inglewood, Calif., while a Atlanta Falcons are slated to open $1.4 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017. Meanwhile, Dolphins Stadium will bear a $450 million restoration before it adds another covering to Miami’s Super Bowl history.
“From a owners’ standpoint, they wish to uncover that it’s worthwhile,” pronounced Kroenke, who is securing a massive, secretly financed trickery on a Hollywood Park racetrack site adjacent to The Forum arena. “These are vast investments. we consider they are revelation a communities and a owners who hang their necks out that it’s worthwhile.”
Atlanta can attest for that. While Los Angeles, site of a initial dual Super Bowls, is behind in a revolution with a lapse of a Rams, Atlanta indispensable a new track before it could land a third Super Bowl.
The final time a Super Bowl was in played in Atlanta, in 2000, a segment was ravaged by an ice charge that wreaked massacre on a week of festivities.
Did a Falcons need to safeguard owners that another ice charge is unlikely? Not so much.
“When we demeanour during a law of probability, it’s one out of 100,” Falcons owners Arthur Blank said. “It’s been 16 years given a final one, so we’ve got another 84 years.”
The new downtown track positively trumps fears of another ice storm.
Said Falcons President Rich McKay, “One of a reasons we build stadiums is to continue to get a large events.”
In South Florida’s case, it’s not accurately a new stadium. But Dolphins owners Stephen Ross knew full good what indispensable to occur before a Miami area landed another large one.
“That’s because we put a income up,” Ross said. “That’s one of a things we betrothed we would do.”
The other thing he promised? To spin a Dolphins into a Super Bowl group again.
“Now I’ve got to do a other part,” Ross said.
Maybe a thought will be increased by karma. South Florida’s winning display Tuesday was delivered by a former Dolphins Super Bowl hero, Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka.
Tampa Bay and New Orleans were a other communities that bid on a 3 Super Bowls.
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