Super Bowl XLVI will be here before we know it, and as we get closer to the end of the 2011 NFL regular season, let's take a look at some cities that would be great Super Bowl destinations in the near future.
New Orleans and Miami have hosted or will host the Super Bowl far more than any other city, but these five cities not named New Orleans or Miami would be great venues to play the biggest game in sports.
The Super Bowl has been played in Stanford Stadium once before, but that was all the way back in 1985.
Perhaps this venue should bring the Super Bowl back to town to coincide with the recent resurgence of both the Stanford college football team and the San Francisco 49ers.
This would be a very interesting storyline for a guy like Jim Harbaugh, the former Stanford coach who is now the head man of the 'Niners. It would be a fitting place for Harbaugh to potentially coach in a Super Bowl.
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale has hosted the Super Bowl once before and is scheduled to do so again in 2015.
Its first Super Bowl was one for the ages, when underdog New York Giants knocked off the 18-0 New England Patriots 17-14 to spoil a first-ever 19-0 season.
Phoenix is a very attractive city for traveling fans, and the stadium itself is outstanding. More Super Bowls here, please.
The new venue for the New York Giants and the New York Jets to share, this would be a great place for a Super Bowl.
It's already set to host Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. It's a new, state-of-the-art building and it is in a football-crazed region of the States.
We may see one or both of these two teams in coming Super Bowls anyway.
Ford Field is a beautiful new stadium built for the Detroit Lions that has hosted a Super Bowl already, XL in 2006.
The Detroit Lions are getting better in football and it seems like the city itself is healing as well.
This would be a great place for another Super Bowl, and who knows, the Lions might be one of the teams competing for the world championship.
Reliant Stadium has hosted a Super Bowl once already (XXXVIII in 2004), and it would be a great place to have another Super Bowl.
Houston is a huge city that is starting to like its football as the Texans are getting better, and Reliant Stadium is one of the nicest venues in all of sports (this coming from someone who has experienced it firsthand).
As a part-time Houston resident, it would be awesome to have the Super Bowl in town, and you really can't go wrong with Reliant.