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Hey, South Florida: The Super Bowl Is Coming To Town In 2020

Hey, South Florida: The Super Bowl Is Coming To Town In 2020

Good news, football fans: The 2020 Super Bowl will be held in South Florida.

On Tuesday, National Football League owners awarded Super Bowl LIV to South Florida over Tampa and Los Angeles, which both placed bids to host the championship game that year. 

Scheduled for Feb. 2, 2020, the game will mark the end of the 100th season of the NFL. 

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Before securing the bid, South Florida had hosted the big game 10 times—most recently in 2010, when the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV. The area will now hold the record for most Super Bowls held in one region. 

The website for the South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committee credits the area’s weather, beaches, golf courses, restaurants and culture to attracting more than 100,000 visitors to the tri-county area for the game and the Pro Bowl that year. 

Dolphins.com notes committee chairman Rodney Barreto said he felt confident about the group's bid for the game. He highlighted the $450 million invested by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to revamp the stadium where his NFL team currently plays. 

“It’s going to be great for Miami, it’s great for the Miami Dolphins, and the only thing that could be better is when we’re playing in the game and winning it,” Ross said after the announcement

The NFL also announced Atlanta will host the Super Bowl in 2019 and Los Angeles will host it in 2021. 

Excited? Needless to say, South Florida officials were, too. Check out their reactions in the video below, and view a South Florida Super Bowl history video at MiamiDolphins.com.

(Image via screengrab Miami Dolphins.com)