Super Bowl LVII is coming to the Valley! The NFL and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee have announced that the big game will be played at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023.
For nearly 20 years, the Super Bowl has been played during the first week of February. This fall, a new 17-game schedule will debut in the NFL, so the game has been pushed back by one week to accommodate this change. (The Super Bowl will take place one week later in 2022 as well, on February 13).
“The selection of the date for Super Bowl LVII means we are getting closer to the event all of Arizona is anticipating,” said David Rousseau, chairman of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “The exposure and economic impact it brings to our region is unmatched and so is the level of community support required to execute such a massive undertaking.”
The History of the Super Bowl in Arizona
This will be the fourth time that the Super Bowl has been played in Arizona. In 1996, Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University hosted the first time the game came to town. Since then, the game has been played at State Farm Stadium each time Arizona hosted. State Farm Stadium hosted the Super Bowl in 2008 and 2015, as well as the 2015 Pro Bowl.
With this game, Arizona will join Florida, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Tampa Bay as the only locations to host the Super Bowl at least four times.
The Super Bowl isn’t the only big event to be held at State Farm Stadium; from 2015 to 2017, the venue hosted an NFL Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, college football’s national championship game and the NCAA men’s Final Four.
The game is often played the same weekend as the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and although those dates have yet to be announced, it looks like that may be the case in 2023 as well. That means Arizona will see a big tourism weekend of sports fans for both football and golf that weekend!
Large events such as this can have a huge impact on the state. The W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU stated that Super Bowl XLIX (2015) brought in an estimated $719 million in economic impact for the greater Phoenix area. This is the largest economic impact of any special event in the state, and businesses can expect to see another large impact with this Super Bowl.