For everyone except Denver Broncos fans, Super Bowl XLVIII was a resounding success. The balmy 49 degrees in New Jersey at kickoff was an unusual, but appreciated, climate for players and fans alike.
Due to the massive popularity and profit of the 2014 Super Bowl, there’s already clamoring for the next chance to host the event in a city outside the Sunbelt. Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Boston are cold-weather locations — among a couple of other cities — who would play wonderful hosts should the spectacle roll into their backyards.
Before every city that regularly expects snow as a part of its winter forecast begins to bid for Super Bowl LIII, it will have to examine the basic logistics of successfully hosting such a popular event. According to the NFL, Super Bowl stadiums require at least 70,000 seats, as well as 30,000 hotel rooms in the surrounding area.
Fans in prospective cities will have at least a couple of years to let their hopes grow, as the next three Super Bowls have already found homes. Glendale, Ariz., will host next year’s big game, with Santa Clara, Calif., hosting in 2016 and Houston playing host in 2017.
Super Bowl LII in 2018 has been narrowed down to three finalists, with the domed fields of Indianapolis, Minneapolis and New Orleans all in contention. New Orleans might have the upper hand, as it would also be celebrating its 300th anniversary that year.
But 2019 is up for grabs and there are five cities in particular that could put on a pretty good show. Check them out in the link below.