Raise your hand if you were shocked that Los Angeles was announced as a Super Bowl site following Tuesday’s NFL Spring Meeting?
Yeah, that would be no one and if it did then you really haven’t been paying much attention to the NFL lately. It was clear the moment that the St. Louis Rams were moving back to Los Angeles that a Super Bowl was soon to follow, mostly because the stadium will be state-of-the-art and therefore will give fans an epic Super Bowl experience.
Plus LA hasn’t had a Super Bowl since Super Bowl 1 so it was only fitting that they not only get a professional football team but get to host the sport’s biggest event of the year within a few years.
It doesn’t hurt that the committee putting together the bid for the Super Bowl is the same committee putting together LA’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, so of course they know how to put together a compelling bid. The group only had six weeks to pull together the bid so kudos to them for putting together a winning bid in such a short amount of time.
Whether you were shocked by the news or not, LA will be hosting the 2021 Super Bowl and maybe that will be the first year that a team who is hosting the Super Bowl will play in the Super Bowl.