A major party could be headed to New Orleans in the near future, regardless of whether the New Orleans Saints are in attendance.
A report from NOLA.com’s Terrance Harris confirms the city of New Orleans is one of three locations being considered for the 2018 Super Bowl:
As a result of his effort, New Orleans has been invited to bid on the 2018 Super Bowl along with Minneapolis and Indianapolis.
“I’ve got to hand it to Mr. Benson,” said Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation president and CEO Jay Cicero, whose organization partnered with the Saints to land the invite. “We are very happy and very proud to be partnered with the Saints on this bid. Hopefully if we are successful we will be able to host a record 11th Super Bowl here in New Orleans in 2018.”
And if all goes well, the city and its organizers are looking forward to topping the previous 10 Super Bowls that have been hosted here in what will be the celebration of the 300th year of the birth of New Orleans. The city’s Tri-centennial figures to be a major theme in the bid the Saints and the Sports Foundation will present during the NFL owner’s spring meetings May 19-21 in Atlanta.
Talk about a way to celebrate the 300th birthday of the city. Once again all credit goes to owner Tom Benson, who is always looking for a way to better the city, not just his team.
Here’s to hoping the city of New Orleans lands another Super Bowl.
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