New Orleans to Host Super Bowl LIX on New Date
Oct 20 2020

New Orleans to Host Super Bowl LIX on New Date

By: Lawrence Bourgeois

Straight from the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation (GNOSF) is the announcement of the 59th Super Bowl's official date. All of the NFL's owners came into complete accord on October 14 for the rescheduling, which is set for February 9 in 2025. This new date was engendered out of a growing concern caused by conflicting season-length schedules. Were the original 2024 Super Bowl date to play out, game dates and venues would clash, resulting in the event not being held in its much-beloved home of New Orleans. The new date will ensure that New Orleans can again host the event while still allowing the now-lengthened standard NFL season to continue uninterrupted.

The decision was approved by each of the 32 NFL's clubs after being approved by the Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee. The owner of the New Orleans Saints, Gayle Benson, also expressed her approval of the decision and is eager for the plan to come to fruition. She expressed her approval with the following statement: "New Orleans's proposal promoted the undeniable assets of a world-class NFL venue in one of America's most culturally diverse cities that fosters an incredible spirit for music, fun, and love of major sporting events. We are looking forward to making this game and its surrounding activities a great celebration of football and culture for people from all over the world."

While some may be disappointed at this small delay, there will not be a break in the action as a result of the later Super Bowl. After all, the reason for the latency is to make room for more football games anyway. In 2025, New Orleans, and thereby Louisiana, will be the proud and undoubtedly hyper-excited host of its whopping 11th Super Bowl showdown.

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