The top 10 stadiums to host the SuperBowl
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The two best sides from the season go up against each other for the converted title, while some of the biggest music stars performed during the halftime show.
Having just gone past the midseason stage of the season, fans are starting to feel more confident and increasing numbers are making a Super Bowl bet, based on which teams they think will be competing at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona. There have been some truly memorable stadiums to host the Super Bowl, which include:
1. Orange Bowl – Miami
The Super Bowl has been held in Miami a record 11 times, the most for any city to date. Miami hosted its first in 1968 and it’s most recent in 2020.
The Orange Bowl hosted five Super Bowls from 1968 to 1979, a popular venue for the Pittsburgh Steelers who won the 1976 and 1979 Super Bowls there, both times over the Dallas Cowboys.
2. Superdome – New Orleans
Looking like some kind of UFO, the steel structure is the home to the New Orleans Saints while also having hosted the most Super Bowls with seven.
Having hosted some huge games, including the 2013 Baltimore Ravens win over the San Francisco 49ers which has a long delay due to the power outage, it is also remembered for being used to shelter many local residents during the tragic Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.
3. Tampa Stadium – Tampa
In 1984 the Los Angeles Raiders produced a blow-out 38-9 victory in the Super Bowl over the Washington Redskins. This is still the highest points total of an AFC team in a Super Bowl.
The large, open-air stadium was demolished in 1999 after the Raymond James Stadium was built for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move into.
4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The 100,000-capacity stadium has been a huge part of NFL history in more ways than one. Before the popularity of NFL reached what it is today, its vast seating highlighted the lack of spectators during Super Bowl 1.
Brett Starr won the first MVP award here, and the stadium still is standing today after being built in 1923.
5. Rose Bowl – Pasadena
Pasadena is well remembered by Dallas Cowboys fans who saw their side terrorize the Buffalo Bills in a 52-17 Super Bowl victory. This kicked off a long period of Cowboy dominance in the NFL, going on to win three Super Bowls in four years.
The stadium itself has hosted five Super Bowls, used four times between 1976 and 1986, with the fifth and last being the Cowboy’s victory over the Bills in 1992.
6. State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
2023 will see the Super Bowl return to Glendale having last carried out hosting duties in 2015. This will be the fourth time the Super Bowl is hosted here, the last seeing the New England Patriots win 28-24 over the Seattle Seahawks, their fourth Super Bowl victory and first since 2004.
New England has history here, where they fell to the New York Giants in 2008, had they won, they would have had a perfect season.
7. Hard Rock Stadium – Miami
We are back in Miami, where the Hard Rock Stadium has overtaken the Orange Bowl in a number of Super Bowls having now hosted six, one more than the Orange Bowl managed.
Their most recent Super Bowl, 2020, saw the Kansas City Chiefs brush past the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to secure their first Super Bowl victory since Super Bowl IV in 1970.
8. AT&T Stadium – Texas
It is still somewhat of a mystery as to how “Jerry World” has only hosted one Super Bowl so far, but there will surely be more on the way.
In Texas, Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to glory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011. It was only his third year as a starter and provided the franchise with a positive future moving on from legend Brett Favre.
9. NRG Stadium – Houston
Houston has hosted three Super Bowls, and the last two both came at NRG, in 2004 and 2017. Both are as memorable for their halftime shows as much as football.
In 2004 we had the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunctions, while 2017’s show began with Lady Gaga leading from the roof of the stadium.
The New England Patriots have won both Super Bowls here, most notably in 2017 when Tom Brady rescued his side from a 25-point deficit to win 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.
10. So-Fi Stadium – California
So-Fi blew everyone away with its state-of-the-art design and construction. The facilities on offer to fans are out of this world and it has set a new precedent for the fan experience for the Super Bowl.
The Los Angeles Rams won the 2022 Super Bowl at home 23-20 over the Cincinnati Bengals, the second time in a row the Super Bowl champs won in their home stadium.
This was the Ram’s first Super Bowl as an LA-based franchise, having won it once before when based in St Louis.