Cities that bid for the honor of hosting the Super Bowl are evaluated by the owners of the National Football League. The owners then vote on sites several years ahead of the game dates.
In a stadium. The location for a given super bowl is determined several years in advance by the NFL, with many cities with stadiums vying for the bid. Super Bowl locations are determined by the hosting capabilities of the stadium and city.
By a bid for who pays the most
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Super Bowl XLVI which will be played on February 5th, 2012, will be the first time in the history of the NFL that the Super Bowl will be played in Indianapolis. It is also the fourth time that the Super Bowl is going to be played in a cold-weather location. Other locations have included Detroit and Minneapolis.
Location of the Super Bowl since 1980: Super Bowl XIV Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena CA Date: 1/20/1980 Super Bowl XV Location: Louisana Superdome, New Orleans, LA Date: 1/25/1981 Super Bowl XVI Location: Pontiac Superdome, Pontiac MI Date: 1/24/1982 Super Bowl XVII Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Date: 1/30/1983 Super Bowl XVIII Location: Tampa Stadium, Tampa FL Date: 1/22/1984 Super Bowl XIX Location: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA Date: 1/20/1985 Super Bowl XX Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA Date: 1/26/1986 Super Bowl XXI Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Date: 1/25/1987 Super Bowl XXII Location: Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA Date: 1/31/1988 Super Bowl XXIII Location: Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami FL Date: 1/22/1989 Super Bowl XXIV Location: Louisana Superdome, New Orleans, LA Date: 1/28/1990 Super Bowl XXV Location: Tampa Stadium, Tampa FL Date: 1/27/1991 Super Bowl XXVI Location: Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN Date: 1/26/1992 Super Bowl XXVII Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Date: 1/31/1993 Super Bowl XXVIII Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA Date: 1/30/1994 Super Bowl XXIX Location: Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami FL Date: 1/29/1995 Super Bowl XXX Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ Date: 1/28/1996 Super Bowl XXXI Location: Louisana Superdome, New Orleans LA Date: 1/26/1997 Super Bowl XXXII Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA Date: 1/25/1998 Super Bowl XXXIII Location: Pro Player Stadium, Miami FL Date: 1/31/1999 Super Bowl XXXIV Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA Date: 1/30/2000 Super Bowl XXXV Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Date: 1/28/2001 Super Bowl XXXVI Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA Date: 2/3/2002 Super Bowl XXXVII Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA Date: 1/26/2003 Super Bowl XXXVIII Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX Date: 2/1/2004 Super Bowl XXXIX Location: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL Date: 2/6/2005 Super Bowl XL Location: Ford Field, Detroit MI Date: 2/5/2006 Super Bowl XLI Location: Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL Date: 2/4/2007 Super Bowl XLII Location: U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ Date: 2/3/2008 Super Bowl XLIII Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Date: 2/1/09 Super Bowl XLIV Location: Sunlife Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fl Date: 2/7/10 Super Bowl XLV Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Tx Date: 2/6/11 Super Bowl XLVI Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In Date: 2/5/2012 Super Bowl XLVII Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La Date: 2/5/2013 Super Bowl XLVIII (Yet to be played) Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Date: 2/2/2014
Super Bowl XLIV will be played at the Dolphins Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The Television network that wins the Bid to broadcast the Super Bowl pays the NFL. The TV network makes their money through Commercials. The consumer that buys the products from the companies that buy commercial time for the Super Bowl pays for everything.
Super Bowl 45 will be held in Arlington, Texas (Cowboy's new stadium).GO BEARS