New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Submits Bid For 2013 Super Bowl

03 Feb 2002:  General view of the ceremonies after the New England Patriots win Superbowl XXXVI against the St.Louis Rams at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Patriots defeated the Rams 20-17. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Bleacher ReportAnalyst IApril 3, 2009

Could the 2013 Super Bowl be played in that huge, lighted monster of a building that is somehow beautiful to every Saints fan in the world?

It's at least a possibility now.

According to NFL officials, New Orleans, along with South Florida and Phoenix, all submitted bids to host the 2013 championship game.

Right now, South Florida as a region has hosted the most Super Bowls with a grand total of 10, while New Orleans has only hosted nine; however, the Louisiana Superdome has been the site of the most Super Bowls, with the last being the amazing game between the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams in 2001. 

If New Orleans was chosen as the host city, then it would be a great financial boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Most recently, the city received NFL publicity when the Saints went to London to play the San Diego Chargers in the NFL's annual international game. The Superdome has a seating capacity of 72,003 (expanded) or 69,703 (not expanded) for football games.

The stadium received a $320 million renovation after it was used as a "shelter of a last resort" for New Orleanians during and after Hurricane Katrina, and soon it will get a facelift with the roof obtaining a new, solid white color while the sides of "The Dome" will receive champagne and bronze-colored panels.

According to Wikipedia, after all of the renovations to the stadium are finished, it will be one of the most up-to-date facilities in the United States...and the perfect place for the country's biggest sporting event.

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