Now with Super Bowl XLIX going to Arizona today, people in and around football are already talking about what city will get Super Bowl L. It isn't a shock that nearly everybody is pointing to the West Coast and the City of Angels. Los Angeles is the logical location of what is destined to be a spectacle as the NFL celebrates 50 years of Super Bowls.â†µ
We already know that Los Angeles meets all the aesthetic requirements for a Super Bowl. Great weather, great mystique, great food and hotels. But that isn't all that's needed. The NFL still has to play the game somewhere.â†µ
Los Angeles has a couple of stadium options, with AEG's stadium near the Staples Center as the most realistic. With a naming rights deal with Farmers Insurance for $700 million over 30 years, all Los Angeles needs is a couple of shovels to get started and it is a virtual lock to host Super Bowl L. It will be even better if one of the four teams that could possibly make a move into Farmers Field once it is built (Chargers, Raiders, Jaguars or Vikings) have already made the switch. Having a team there gives it a true football vibe, instead of a pure party. Nothing wrong with a pure party, but fans still want the football experience.â†µ
Now, all we do is wait and see. Oh, and buy some shovels.