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Arizona could make play for 2022 or 2023 Super Bowl

Even though Super Bowls for 2019-21 were just awarded last week, the chairman of Arizona’s Super Bowl Host Committee from 2015 thinks the Valley could be a strong candidate for the big game in the early 2020s.

“I think we’d certainly be in the mix,” said David Rousseau, who helped organize Super Bowl XLIX in the Valley. “As everybody remembers, [the 2015 game] was fantastic.”

Rousseau said the National Football League invites markets to bid for the big game.

“We hope to be invited and included in that,” Rousseau said.

Rousseau said if Arizona Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill believes Arizona has a realistic shot at landing the Super Bowl, an organizing committee will take shape. Although that might still be a couple years away.

“We have an executive committee that’s largely in hibernation and waiting for that next opportunity,” Rousseau said.

The Valley has hosted the Super Bowl three times. The first came in 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium. The next two Arizona Super Bowls took place in 2008 and 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Last week the NFL awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta in 2019, South Florida in 2020 and a new stadium in Los Angeles in 2021.

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