New Orleans will have to wait another year to host a Super Bowl. The city initially was supposed to provide the stage for the title game in 2024, but NFL owners voted on Wednesday to postpone the original plan for 2025.
The Saints confirmed the decision on social media, revealing that the Super Bowl LIX will take place on February 9, 2025, at their Mercedes-Benz Superdome stadium.
The NFL postponed the Super Bowl in New Orleans one year because the game would conflict with the popular Mardi Gras Festival that the city hosts on an annual basis. The overlap results from the league’s decision to add one extra game to its schedule starting 2021.
The postponement will now leave the Super Bowl LVIII in 2024 without a host. The NFL is expected to make a decision on the matter by the end of the year, with Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium being the early favorite.
The Super Bowl game for the 2020 NFL season will take place in Miami, with Tampa Bay, Los Angeles, and Arizona hosting the games in 2021, 2022, and 2023, respectively.