2013 Super Bowl Goes To The Bayou
In light of my most recent scribes regarding the NFL Commissioner’s intent to hold a Super Bowl Championship in London. It was a happy moment for me today, when I heard that the the NFL owners voted to play the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.
The 2013 Super Bowl will be the first time, that the championship will be played in the Bayou since Hurricane Katrina. The Superdome was torn to pieces as a result of Hurricane Katrina, causing 1,600 deaths statewide and devastating the Gulf Coast four years ago. New Orleans beat out Miami, which sought to go for a record 11th Super Bowl, and 2008 host Glendale, Ariz. This is the 10th time New Orleans will play hostthe Super Bowl site.
“We’re just thrilled about what’s going on,” Saints owner Tom Benson said. “We’re getting a new Superdome. Now we’re going to get a Super Bowl on top of that. It couldn’t be any more exciting than that.” New Orleans last hosted in 2002, when Adam Viniateri’s 48-yard field goal as time expired lifted New England over St. Louis.