Super Bowl LIII
|Date||February 3, 2019|
|Stadium||Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia|
|TV in the United States|
Super Bowl LIII, the 53rd Super Bowl and the 49th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2018 season. The game will be played on February 3, 2019, pending potential changes to the NFL calendar, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the third Super Bowl in Atlanta, having previously hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000. The game is set to be televised nationally by CBS.
Atlanta will be the host of Super Bowl LIII in 2019. On May 19, 2015, the league announced the four finalists that will compete to host Super Bowl LIII in 2019, LIV in 2020, and LV in 2021. NFL owners voted on these cities on May 24, 2016, with the first round of voting determining the host for Super Bowl LIII, the second round deciding a different site for Super Bowl LIV, and the third round deciding the site for Super Bowl LV. The four finalists for Super Bowl LIII, all in the Southeastern United States, were:
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia: This will be the first Super Bowl played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium after it is scheduled to open in 2017. The city has previously hosted two Super Bowls, with the last being Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.
- Hard Rock Stadium (then known as Sun Life Stadium and New Miami Stadium during the bidding process), Miami Gardens, Florida: South Florida has previously hosted 10 Super Bowls, with the last being Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.
- Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans has previously hosted 10 Super Bowls, with the last being Super Bowl XLVII in 2013.
- Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida: Tampa has hosted 4 Super Bowls, with the last being Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.
After three votes, Atlanta was awarded the Super Bowl at the NFL owners' meeting on May 24, 2016. The losing candidates, except for New Orleans which removed itself from the voting for all games besides for LIII due to event conflicts in 2020 and 2021, were then pitted against City of Champions Stadium in Inglewood, California for Super Bowl LIV and Super Bowl LV hosting rights. Miami eventually won the rights to host Super Bowl LIV, and Los Angeles won the ones for Super Bowl LV.
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- NFL awards future Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles, CBS Sports