We are two weeks into the NFL season and fans are already talking about who will be this year’s champion. Super Bowl LVIII will take place in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024. But did you know that Florida has hosted the most Super Bowls in NFL history?
This season marks the 58th edition of the Super Bowl. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams have reached the Super Bowl when the game was held in their home stadium (both were victorious).
It is well-known that the decision on where the game is played is made by the NFL years in advance. Numerous factors go into the decision. Such items like weather, if the stadium has a roof, and how the city can accommodate tourism are all weighed heavily. Florida has been the most popular Super Bowl site in the past 58 years.
Let’s break it down.
Miami Has Hosted 11
South Florida leads in a landslide. In addition to the teams loving to go to Miami, so do the analysts and ticketholders, who can make a vacation out of it. The games have been split between playing at the Orange Bowl and the Miami Dolphins stadium.
The first Super Bowl here was in 1968 with the Green Bay Packers beating the Oakland Raiders. Other notable games here include Joe Namath and the Jets winning in 1969. Joe Montana and the 49ers beat the Bengals here in 1989. Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl in South Beach with the Colts in 2007. Finally, Drew Brees and the Saints won their only title in 2010 at Hard Rock Stadium.
The most recent Miami Super Bowl was in 2020, when the Chiefs beat the 49ers.
Tampa Has Hosted 5
Next, the home of the Bucs has been the site of five Super Bowls from 1984 to 2021. This was the site in 1991 where Whitney Houston sang arguably the most memorable National Anthem in history. Then, the Giants beat the Bills on a last second missed field goal. Most recently, Raymond James Stadium hosted the Super Bowl without fans during the pandemic.
In 2005, Jacksonville held their only Super Bowl. The home of the Jaguars is where the Patriots beat the Eagles, 24-21.
This year, the NFL will announce who gets the Super Bowl in 2027. Miami is certainly in contention. Florida may host its 18th Super Bowl.