Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Orleans Wins as Super Bowl 2013 Host

WWL-TV and NOLA.com report that New Orleans has been awarded the 2013 Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLVII), expected to be an economic boon to the city. I don't see a full story at WWL, but NOLA.com/The Times Picayune, including links to background stories on the campaign to keep the New Orleans Saints here at the Superdome.

"This is my hometown, and maybe we don't need to talk about New Orleans being on the way back anymore. New Orleans is back, and today is proof," said Saints owner Tom Benson as quoted by the Picayune.

This is the city's 10th time hosting the Super Bowl, but the first time since Hurricane Katrina flooding.

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