New Orleans Gets 2013 Super Bowl
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.--The owners voted to award the 2013 Super Bowl to New Orleans.
It will be the city's 10th Super Bowl, but its first in a span of 11 years--and its first since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.
The storm damaged the Superdome and left the future of the New Orleans Saints in doubt. But the Superdome has been repaired, the Saints have stayed and now the city is getting back football's biggest game.
"It's a great day for our community," Saints owner Tom Benson said.
The team recently agreed with the state on a lease to keep the Saints playing at the Superdome through the 2025 season.
The city's Super Bowl bid reportedly would have been abandoned if the lease agreement had not been completed.
The other finalists for the 2013 game were Phoenix and Miami.
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