The Super Bowl is the biggest stage in American sports. Every year, millions of fans around the world tune in to watch the ‘Big Game’ and witness greatness in action. Hosting a Super Bowl is a massive endeavor, and only a few cities have been able to pull it off multiple times.
This season is a rare one for the reason that a new city will host the Super Bowl for the first time in a decade. As the NFL’s annual extravaganza makes its way to Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.
Sin City is no stranger to massive sporting events. It’s the fight capital of the world and has been home to the likes of the UFC as well as Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather for decades.
In recent years, however, the city has stepped up a notch. It became home to an NHL expansion team in 2017 when the Vegas Golden Knights were founded and it successfully managed to relocate the NFL’s Raiders from Oakland.
They have raided the Californian city once more in recent months to poach baseball’s Oakland Athletics.
The Golden Knights are a beacon of what Vegas can achieve when everyone is pulling in the same direction. Despite being founded just six years ago, they have already captured the Stanley Cup. Which they achieved earlier this summer when they saw off the Florida Panthers.
The Raiders aren’t much fancied to follow in their footsteps though, with some bookmakers pricing them as long as +5500 to lift the Lombardi on home turf next February.
When it comes to the favorites for glory, that honor falls on the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes proved that he was the best quarterback in the NFL at the culmination of last season. When he helped his side overturn a ten-point half-time deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium.
He will be aiming to help the Missouri-based outfit to become the first team in 19 years to successfully retain the famous trophy this season.
However, we’ll be taking a closer look at host cities rather than teams. Without further ado, let’s see who is in the top four.
A lot of cities have hosted the NFL super bowls, but we have come up with 4 cities to have hosted the most Super Bowls in NFL.
Miami – Hosted 11 Super Bowls
When it comes to Super Bowl history, no city can match Miami. The warm weather, beautiful beaches, and vibrant atmosphere make South Florida an ideal destination for fans and players alike. And the powers that be in the NFL certainly seem to have taken note.
The Magic City has hosted the Big Game 11 times, including three of the first five editions of the spectacle. Also with the famed Orange Bowl Playing host on each occasion.
That famed arena was closed and subsequently demolished in 2008 and in years since, Hard Rock Stadium has taken over. The 65,000-capacity amphitheater saw the New Orleans lift their maiden Lombardi at Super Bowl XLIV back in 2010.
The city would have to wait a decade for the Big Game to return to town but when it did. It saw the birth of the Kansas City Chiefs dynasty, a dynasty that still reigns supreme to this day
New Orleans – Hosted 10 Super Bowls
New Orleans is the only other city that has had hosting duties in the double digits. Known for its jazz music, Cajun cuisine, and Mardi Gras celebrations, the Big Easy has hosted ten Super Bowls, second only to Miami. And the Miami natives won’t like to hear it. But New Orleans will match their total in 2025 when it hosts Super Bowl LIX.
The city’s Mercedes-Benz Super Dome famously featured a dramatic power outage at Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 that delayed the game for over 30 minutes. Prompting memes of WWE superstar The Undertaker rearing their heads on social media sites the world over.
Despite the delay, the game was a huge success, and fans were treated to a thrilling matchup. Between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, a game which the former would narrowly win 34-31.
Los Angeles – Hosted 8 Super Bowls
Los Angeles was a regular host of the Super Bowl in the 1980s and early 1990s. The Rose Bowl and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum both hosted multiple games during this period.
After a long hiatus, the Super Bowl returned to the City of Angels in 2022, with the immaculate SoFi Stadium hosting the big game.
That year, the LA Rams became the second team in succession to play in the Super Bowl at their stadium. As they faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals. And it looked like they would be humbled by Joe Burrow and co.
In the end, however, they managed to hold their nerve, with Cooper Kupp’s last-gasp touchdown enough to secure victory by the skin of their teeth.
Tampa – Hosted 5 Super Bowls
Tampa has become a regular destination for the Super Bowl in recent years. Raymond James Stadium has hosted five games, including Super Bowl LV. Which saw the Tom Brady-inspired Tampa Bay Buccaneers become the first team in history to lift the Lombardi Trophy on home territory.