The NFL announced the locations for Super Bowls LIII, LIV and LV on Tuesday, resulting in a lot of happy folks in Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles.
The NFL announced at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday that Atlanta has won the right to host Super Bowl LIII in 2019. It will be the third time they host the game and the first Super Bowl in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is under construction and scheduled to open as the new home of the Falcons in 2017.
"The only thing better than winning the 2020 Super Bowl is playing in it and winning it," Ross told reporters after the selection.
New Orleans was in the running to host Super Bowl LIII and the vote on Tuesday came down to Atlanta and their division rivals. But the league rewarded the Falcons for building a new stadium, instead of awarding an 11th Super Bowl to New Orleans. Tampa Bay was also in the mix for all three Super Bowls, but were left out in the cold. NFL owners already determined the sites for Super Bowl LI (NRG Stadium, Houston) and Super Bowl LII (U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis).