On October 11, 2011 at the NFL Fall Owners Meeting in Houston it was decided that Glendale Arizona would be the 2015 Super Bowl host with the game scheduled to play at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
The Decision: Super Bowl XLIX
Initially it was announced that Super Bowl XLIX would be held in Kansas City, Missouri. This decision was pending the passage of two county taxes. After the second tax did not pass, the request to have the game in Kansas City was withdrawn.
Once Kansas City withdrew, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida), Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida) and University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona) submitted their bids to be selected as the host city and stadium for Super Bowl XLIX.
As we found out in late 2011, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale AZ was selected for the honor.
10 Fun Facts
- This will be the third Super Bowl hosted in the Phoenix area
- University of Phoenix Stadium will be hosting its 2nd Super Bowl (XLII, 2008)
- The average high in February in Glendale is 70° F and the average low is 45° F
- The last Super Bowl held in Glendale was hailed as one of the greatest upsets in sports history (New York Giants defeated New England Patriots to end the team’s perfect season)
- The temperature at Super Bowl XLII was a high of 63° F and a low of 45° F
- The stadium seats 63,400 fans, but can expand to accommodate 72,200
- At Super Bowl XLII attendance was 71,101
- The stadium’s shape is modeled loosely after a barrel cactus
- University of Phoenix Stadium was previously known as Cardinals Stadium
- The stadium was opened in 2006
Super Bowl XLIX
For those fans and visitors who are unable to cross that bucket list item off in 2014 or would like to become perennial Super Bowl attendees, the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX offers just that opportunity. Sign up early to be notified when Official Super Bowl XLIX Ticket Packages are released.
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If you can’t make it to historical Super Bowl XLVIII or plan to be a part of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club, get information on Super Bowl XLIX to make your bucket list dreams a reality.