CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Rams and the National Football League brought professional football back to Los Angeles last January, correcting a 23-year mistake that left the second-biggest market in the country without a team from the most popular sports league in North America.
Now the Super Bowl is coming back to the City of Angels, too.
That didn’t take long, did it?
In a sweeping vote by NFL owners on Tuesday in Charlotte, Los Angeles was awarded hosting duties for Super Bowl LV in 2021. The game will be played at the privately funded $2.6 billion stadium being built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke at the sports and entertainment hub he is constructing in Inglewood.
It will be the first Los Angeles area Super Bowl since Super Bowl XXVIII in Pasadena in 1993, and eighth overall.
The NFL also decided on host sites for Super Bowl LIII (2019) and LV (2019) with Atlanta getting the nod for 2019 and South Florida for 2020.
L.A. joined Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa on the ballots for Super Bowls LIV and LV, while New Orleans, Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa made up the ballot for Super Bowl LIII.