As Super Bowl LVI comes to a close, we are diving into all things Super Bowl – where it’s been hosted in the past, where it will be hosted in the future, and the economic impact this monumental event leaves on its host cities. We took stock of Playeasy destinations who are past and future Super Bowl hosts. *Drumroll* – Here’s our list!
1974 – Super Bowl VIII – Miami Dolphins 24 | Minnesota Vikings 7
2004 – Super Bowl XXXVIII – New England Patriots 32 | Carolina Panthers 29
2017 – Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots 34 | Atlanta Falcons 28 “Greatest Super Bowl of All Time”
1992- Super Bowl XXVI – Washington Commanders 37 | Buffalo Bills 24
2018 – Super Bowl LII – Philadelphia Eagles 41 | New England Patriots 33
1996 – Super Bowl XXX – Dallas Cowboys 27 | Pittsburgh Steelers 17
2008 – Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants 17 | New England Patriots 14
2015 – Super Bowl XLIX – New England Patriots 28 | Seattle Seahawks 24
2023 – Super Bowl LVII
2011 – Super Bowl XLV – Green Bay Packers 31 | Pittsburgh Steelers 25
2012 – Super Bowl XLVI – New York Giants 21 | New England Patriots 17
Next year’s Super Bowl is set to return to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for the 3rd time. Home of the Arizona Cardinals, this stadium can seat 60,000+, encompasses 1.7 million square feet of space, and was the first stadium to ever feature a rollout field and retractable roof. State Farm Stadium has won multiple awards, including Best New Venue of the 2000s by SportsIllustrated.com. Only a twenty-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, equipped with a range of hotel options and numerous scenic attractions, Glendale will be a perfect host for next year’s game.
It’s no surprise that the biggest day in sports leaves a huge economic impact on its hosts. This year’s game was projected to bring up to $477.5 million to Los Angeles. 150,000 visitors were expected to descend upon the city, with individuals estimated to spend around $350/night per hotel room and $300 daily during their stay.
In 2018, just the ten days leading up to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis brought $32 million in tax revenue for state and local government. Visitors spent an average of $608/day during their stay and $249/night on hotels.
From the tangible excitement surrounding the game itself to the widespread impact the Super Bowl leaves on each of its host cities, this larger-than-life event is a testament to the power of sports and the bonds they forge between players, fans, strangers, and friends.
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