Super Bowl History: Stadiums


From New Orleans to Miami to Los Angeles & beyond, the Super Bowl has rolled into a number of cities across the nation.


Super Bowl: Choosing a Stadium

Since the first Super Bowl kicked off in 1967, the Super Bowl has remained one of the biggest events and hottest tickets in sports. Cities that want to host the Super Bowl must first place a bid and will then be evaluated along with other candidate cities. NFL owners come together and select Super Bowl locations based on stadium renovation and the city's ability to host a Super Bowl. The Super Bowl city is chosen well in advance, normally three to five years prior to the Super Bowl.


Super Bowl: First Super Bowl Venue

The first stadium to host the Super Bowl was Los Angeles, California's Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967. Nearly 62,000 fans with Super Bowl tickets crowded into the stands to see the NFL's Green Bay Packers go helmet to helmet with the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs. Super Bowl tickets featured the Green Bay Packers going down in the history books as the first-ever Super Bowl champion.


Super Bowl: List of Host Cities

The list of Super Bowl hosting cities continues to grow, especially with a plethora of new, state-of-the-art stadiums popping up across the country. No matter which city hosts the Super Bowl, fans with Super Bowl tickets turn out in droves to cheer on their favorite team and see NFL history be made.


2008 - University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

2007 - Dolphin Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)

2006 - Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan)

2005 - ALLTEL Stadium (Jacksonville, Florida)

2004 - Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)

2003 - Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, California)

2002 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

2001 - Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

2000 - Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia)

1999 - Pro Player Stadium (Miami, Florida)

1998 - Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, California)

1997 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1996 - Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Arizona)

1995 - Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, Florida)

1994 - Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia)

1993 - Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

1992 - Metrodome (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

1991 - Tampa Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

1990 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1989 - Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, Florida)

1988 - Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, California)

1987 - Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

1986 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1985 - Stanford Stadium (Stanford, California)

1984 - Tampa Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

1983 - Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

1982 - Pontiac Silverdome (Pontiac, Michigan)

1981 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1980 - Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

1979 - Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)

1978 - Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1977 - Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

1976 - Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)

1975 - Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1974 - Rice Stadium (Houston, Texas)

1973 - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California)

1972 - Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1971 - Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)

1970 - Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, Louisiana)

1969 - Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)

1968 - Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida)

1967 - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California)


Super Bowl: Venue History

Throughout the long history of the Super Bowl, the cities of New Orleans, Greater Miami, and Greater Los Angeles have hosted the most Super Bowls, combining for 25 out of the 42 games so far. The cities of Tampa and San Diego have hosted the Super Bowl three times apiece in the past. Upcoming Super Bowl games will be played in Tampa, Florida's Raymond James Stadium in 2009; Miami Gardens, Florida's Dolphin Stadium in 2010; and Arlington, Texas' Dallas Cowboys New Stadium in 2011.


With only three Super Bowls taking place up North, fans with Super Bowl tickets have generally enjoyed this exciting sporting event in warm climates as opposed to cold temperatures. When the Super Bowl was played in a northern city, such as Detroit's Ford Field or Minneapolis' Metrodome, Super Bowl ticket holders stayed warm inside domed stadiums. In 2012, Super Bowl tickets will welcome fans inside the new Lucas Oil Stadium, which features a retractable roof.


Super Bowl: Tampa in 2009

The home of Super Bowl 43 will be the colossal Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Super Bowl tickets are already in high demand as the Super Bowl is scheduled to kick off on February 1, 2009. The last time that a Super Bowl game was played in Raymond James Stadium was in 2001 for Super Bowl 35. During the game, temporary bleacher seats were set up in the endzones, which helped to accommodate 71,921 fans with Super Bowl tickets - a stadium attendance record. Whether you want to sit in the best seats in the house or sit back and enjoy the game in the cheap seats, has all the premium Super Bowl tickets you need!


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