NEW ORLEANS, LA--Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement today following news that the NFL has officially invited New Orleans to bid to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.
“The City of New Orleans is honored and grateful to be named as a top three contender to host the 2018 Super Bowl. This year, the entire city teamed up to show why no one can host a large event quite like New Orleans. I want to thank the Bensons, the New Orleans Saints and our Super Bowl Host Committee for all the hard work they’ve done so far. The public and private sectors did a phenomenal job preparing for Super Bowl XLVII.”
"2018 will be a very special time for New Orleans as we mark our 300th anniversary, and we’d love to celebrate by having the Super Bowl return to New Orleans for the 11th time. 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."