Super Bowl 2020 or 2021 Reportedly Could Be Hosted by Los Angeles

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2016

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke takes questions from the media at a news conference at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The Rams are returning to play in 2016 in the Los Angeles area at a new stadium to be built on a site near The Forum. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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The Los Angeles Rams have yet to play a game in L.A. since leaving St. Louis, but their impending stadium is already in the running to host the Super Bowl in 2020 or 2021.

According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the Inglewood, California, facility—which is scheduled to open in 2019—will be part of the voting process at the Super Bowl Advisory Committee's May meeting to determine where the big game will be held in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Per Farmer, Rams executive vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff revealed that attempting to host the Super Bowl was one of the organization's first orders of business after making the move to L.A. this offseason:

We began discussions with local leaders almost immediately after the vote on how to bring the Super Bowl to Los Angeles. We've continued those discussions with the NFL, and we're excited by the opportunity to bid for either 2020 or 2021. We recognize there are a lot of great candidates who have already bid, and we're working quickly to make sure that Los Angeles' bid can be considered and we can return the Super Bowl to Southern California and Inglewood.

The first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967, and it subsequently took place in either the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on six different occasions. 

It has been over two decades since the Super Bowl has returned to the L.A. area, but the hype surrounding the NFL's re-entry into the Los Angeles market figures to change that in the near future.

The Rams' stadium will be a state-of-the-art venue, and the Los Angeles locale provides an area that promises to draw plenty of spectators from around the United States and the entire world.

While Los Angeles will have some tough competition from Atlanta, South Florida and Tampa, Florida, the fact that the NFL Network's headquarters are nearby combined with the excitement surrounding the league's return to the nation's second-biggest city will likely give it a built-in advantage.


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