Superbowl XLVII: New Orleans Wins Bid

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IMay 20, 2009

03 Feb 2002:   Adam Vinatieri #4 of the New England Patriots breaks into celebration after kicking the game winning field goal against the St.Louis Rams during Superbowl XXXVI at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Patriots defeated the Rams 20-17. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

New Orleans is once again a Superbowl city. The city of New Orleans will host Superbowl XLVII on February 3, 2013 at the new Superdome. It will be the first time that the city has hosted a Superbowl since Superbowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002, that the New England Patriots won their first Superbowl 20-17 over the St. Louis Rams and the first since Hurricane Katrina came across the city in 2005. It will also be the third major event to be hosted in New Orleans since Katrina in 2005, as the 2008 College Football National Championship and the 2008 NBA All Star Game were both hosted in New Orleans. Congrats goes out to the city of New Orleans for winning the right to host Superbowl XLVII in 2013.