Arizona to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023

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The state of Arizona was selected to host the 2023 Super Bowl by the NFL.

The announcement was made today following a vote of team owners at the NFL's Spring Meetings in Atlanta.

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"We are very grateful that the NFL and its owners have once again selected Arizona to host the pre-eminent event in sports," said Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee chairman David Rousseau in a news release. "It is a testament to the stellar reputation that our community has earned for staging world-class events and there are none bigger than the Super Bowl. We clearly have the facilities, the infrastructure and most importantly, the people to execute an event that has proven to have such a profoundly positive impact on our region."

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This will be the fourth time Arizona will host a Super Bowl. Arizona has hosted the Super Bowl in 1996, 2008 and 2015. 

By 2023, the University of Phoenix Stadium will have undergone $100 million in improvements including parking infrastructure, state-of-the-art WIFI, video boards, sound system upgrades and club-area enhancements since it last hosted a Super Bowl following the 2014 season.

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Gov. Doug Ducey shared his excitement for the announcement.

"This is a huge win for our state! Arizona has continued to prove itself as a premier destination for spectacular sporting events, and we are thrilled to be hosting Super Bowl LVII," said Ducey in a news release. "Thank you to Michael Bidwell, David Rousseau and the entire Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for working to make this a reality.

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"Arizona is looking forward to providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience that NFL fans deserve with blue skies, warm sunshine and world-class recreation, hotel accommodations, transportation and culinary options and entertainment. There's a lot of work to do to prepare, so let's get to work."

The Valley hosted the 2017 Final Four and Dawn Rogers was the event's executive director. Rogers is now associate athletic director at Baylor and shared her excitement for another big-time sporting event scheduled in the Valley of the Sun.

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"Congratulations on bringing another championship to the Valley," said Rogers in a statement to Arizona's Family. "In my humble opinion, these events have been so tremendously successful because the communities and leadership across the Valley work so well together. Organizations feel the true partnership when working with the LOC’s and it keeps them coming back. The ability of everyone across the valley to pull together will ensure success across the board!"

STATEMENT FROM GLENDALE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2018
CONTACT: Sue Breding, Executive Communications Officer, 480-385-8467

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The city of Glendale is excited to be joining our partners in hosting Super Bowl LVII in 2023.  Arizona is recognized internationally as a premier location for hosting mega events.  Our focus has, and always will be, to create a phenomenal fan experience and we are excited that we will be a part of another monumental opportunity with the award of the 2023 Super Bowl.  The Super Bowl brings fans and visitors in from all over the world who all contribute to Arizona’s economy.  Events like the Super Bowl are critical to our booming tourism industry in Arizona, which supports over 180,000 industry jobs and nearly three billion dollars in annual tax revenue to the state.

Quote from Mayor Jerry P. Weiers 
 “We are honored to be joining our partners to host a fourth Arizona Super Bowl which brings worldwide attention to our community and creates a significant economic impact for our state.  The Glendale team has been a partner in successfully hosting large-scale sporting events for over 10 years.  Today’s announcement is the result of the hard work and dedication of the many different community and business leaders coming together to present the NFL owners with an attractive Arizona package.  I am especially grateful for Arizona Cardinals President, Michael Bidwill, whose leadership and relationships amongst the NFL owners and Arizona leaders made it possible for Arizona to be considered and awarded Super Bowl LVII.”

Quote from City Manager Kevin Phelps 
“The award of the Super Bowl is a recognition of our region’s unparalleled ability to provide a signature level of service as we work cooperatively across municipal boundaries and with many different types of businesses. This partnership between the public and private sectors is one of the things that keeps Arizona competitive when it comes to attracting these signature events.  We are excited to welcome the world to Arizona once again as we prepare to provide one of the most inclusive, safe and successful Super Bowls.”    

STATEMENT FROM VISIT PHOENIX:

Super Bowl LVII (57) is Coming Back to Arizona

PHOENIX (May 23, 2018) — The NFL announced today that the Super Bowl is coming back to Arizona in 2023. This will be the fourth Super Bowl held in Greater Phoenix (1996, 2008, 2015).

This decision comes after months of hard work by the Arizona Cardinals, owner Michael Bidwill and the local visitor industry to meet the bid requirements from the NFL to host the big game. More than 140 hotels committed rooms, bringing our total room block to 22,225 – the highest amount ever committed for any mega event. In total, three million square feet of meeting and exhibit space were placed on hold by the hotels and the Phoenix Convention Center for this bid. In addition, 150 local venues offered their space for additional events and NFL-related gatherings. All involved were required to hold three weekends for potential date options.

“The entire hospitality community in Greater Phoenix came together to support Michael and the Cardinals to make this happen,” said Steve Moore, President and CEO of Visit Phoenix. “February is the heart of our high season, but our industry understands how impactful the Super Bowl is for the community and our economy.”

Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 generated $719 million in total economic impact for Greater Phoenix, according to the Seidman Research Institute of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Direct spending reached $295 million. More than one million people visited downtown Phoenix during the week of the game. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the light rail both experienced record days.

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