(FOX 11) - From Hal Eisner:
Across the street from the Forum is a mountain of dirt. It's the future home of Inglewood's new stadium for the LA Rams. The stadium isn't the only thing being built. Also under construction is a complex surrounding the stadium with hotels and restaurants.
It will all open in 2019, but in 2021 it will be the site of Super Bowl 55. The announcement brought big smiles to lots of people in Southern California including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti who said, "The Los Angeles region is built to host the Super bowl. We helped forge this great American tradition at the Coliseum when it began in 1967; and we're thrilled to bring it back where it belongs for Super Bowl LV."
Local businesses like Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen is one of many businesses that may benefit from the flood of football fans not only to Rams games, but also the Super Bowl. They say they may have to hire more people to handle the increased business.
In terms of dollars and cents, Mayor Butts says the state stands to gain $719-million from money spent and locally the number could be more like $50 to 55-million!
Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LV in 2021, it was announced Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings.
It will mark the 8th Super Bowl the city has hosted and will take place at the new Inglewood Stadium
Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021).
Atlanta will host its third Super Bowl, but the first at its new $1.4 billion stadium which opens in 2017. The previous two were at the Georgia Dome.
Miami will have its record-setting 11th Super Bowl following a $450 million stadium renovation.
Los Angeles, which gets the relocated Rams this season, has not hosted a Super Bowl in the area since 1993 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The game will be played at the new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood, California, which opens in 2019.
Tampa Bay and New Orleans were also in the running to host a Super Bowl.
The selection of Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles maintains the recent cycle of the league's owners rewarding cities that have built new stadiums or renovated existing facilities with the lucrative financial reward of hosting a Super Bowl in return.
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