Atlanta will be bidding against the cities of Miami, Tampa Bay and New Orleans for an opportunity to host the Super Bowl in 2019 or in 2020.
The NFL Owners’ Spring Meetings are going on out in San Francisco and that is where the invitation was extended.READ MORE: Local parents respond strongly following Texas school shooting
Rich McKay, the Falcons President and CEO, confirmed that even though Owner Arthur Blank is focused on bringing the 2019 Super Bowl to the new stadium in Atlanta that the team will in fact bid on both years.READ MORE: Affordable broadband expansion in Fulton County
“Atlanta is one of the most vibrant and progressive cities in America,” Blank told the AJC Tuesday. “We are thrilled to once again be part of the process to potentially show off our great city and host the world’s greatest sporting event.”MORE NEWS: Stores have too much stuff; Get ready for discounts
If the new stadium opens on time in 2017, the first opportunity to host the Super Bowl would be in 2019 because the NFL requires stadiums to host two full regular seasons in the stadium prior to being eligible to host the Super Bowl.