Here’s to that success, as New Orleans ta kes a big step toward being host city for Super Bowl LII in 2018.
There’s stiff competition, as both of the Midwestern contenders in the bidding process, Indianapolis and Minneapolis, have upped their game in recent years to make themselves more competitive as national convention cities.
Fine places, sure, but permit us the local pride in what New Orleans and Louisiana have to offer in internationally famous architecture and cuisine, first-class hotels and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — all intimately familiar with NFL needs.
We have, after all, had 10 Super Bowls in New Orleans. Rarely has there been such a combination as that of the Super Bowl and the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.
“I have no doubt that if we’re chosen, our tourism industry, our business community and our citizens will once again rise to the challenge and present the world with another spectacular Super Bowl,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
We agree, and applaud the leadership of the New Orleans Saints and the city and state tourism agencies for their efforts to make this happen.