In February, millions of people worldwide tuned into their televisions to watch the Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The host city was awarded the honor of hosting Super Bowl LVII.
State Farm Stadium is the Super Bowl LVII venue’s official name in Glendale, Arizona. It’s also the home to one of the NFL’s biggest rivalries, the Green Bay Packers.
The Super Bowl is always a big deal as the year’s biggest event. And this year, it’s especially huge not just because of the game itself but also because of the stadium that will be hosting it. So what’s what is happening with the stadium? Here’s a look at some of the latest news and updates.
State Farm Stadium
The Super Bowl is American sport’s biggest and most popular annual event. The game is typically played between the top two professional football leagues in the United States, the National Football Championship (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) Divisional Playoffs. The National Football League has played Super Bowl games since April 12, 2003. It has 14000 on-site parking spots.
The State Farm Stadium was built in 1987 to host events like the NFL Super Bowl. Over time it has become one of America’s most iconic and well-known stadiums. It seats almost 90,000 people, making it one of the largest venues to ever hosts a Super Bowl. The stadium is located on the University of Phoenix Stadium campus in Glendale, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Phoenix.
In addition to hosting major American football events, State Farm Stadium also hosts several other large-scale sporting and entertainment events, including WrestleMania 31, Cinco de Mayo Diamond Ballgame, NCAA Final Four basketball tournament games, UFC 172, and more. The venue hosted the 2011 College Football Playoff National Championship game and Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
Super Bowl LVII Stadium: History
Super Bowl LVII, America’s biggest annual sporting event, will be played on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The stadium’s history dates back to 2010 and is originally known as Municipal Stadium. The first Super Bowl was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the Green Bay Packers won it over the Baltimore Colts.
In recent years, there have been many controversies surrounding Super Bowl stadiums. In 2014, San Francisco 49ers fans burned major sections of Candlestick Park following their team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In 2017, New England Patriots fans were caught using a banned substance during their game against the Atlanta Falcons, which led to them being fined and losing a draft pick.
The issue of stadium security has also come up in recent years, with terrorist threats being made against some venues, such as MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which hosted Super Bowl LI in 2017. The stadium was originally called Cowboys Stadium after the team moved from Texas Stadium in Irving in 2001. In 2006, State Farm agreed to a 20-year naming rights deal for the stadium that made it State Farm Stadium.
Despite these controversies, stadiums around the United States continue to be built specifically for hosting Super Bowl. This year’s host is Glendale, which is familiar with hosting big events; they previously hosted both the World Series (1988) and Final Four (1993). The State Farm Stadium has a capacity of 64,000 and will be used for American football and rugby union matches.
The State Farm Stadium has a potential seating capacity of 72,000. The stadium was originally built with a capacity of 90,000. In 2010, the stadium’s permanent seat back stands were added, and its capacity was increased to 100,000. In 2013, the upper deck was added, which increased the stadium’s seating capacity to 112,500.
In 2016, renovations were made to the stadium that decreased its seating capacity to 106,746. The renovations included adding new LED lights and installing an air conditioning system that could cool down the entire stadium. These renovations cost $43 million and were funded by then-owner Phil Angelos.
On January 12, 2022, it was announced that Super Bowl LVII would be held at the State Farm Stadium, with a potential seating capacity of 108,455 spectators. This represents a slight increase from the original proposed game site of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, which had a potential seating capacity of 107,500 spectators.
As we approach the big day, it’s hard not to get excited about the Super Bowl LVII spectacle. Who will be victorious? The Los Angeles Rams or the New England Patriots? Will Tom Brady finally win his fifth ring? These questions and more will be answered when the game kicks off at 6:30 pm EST on February 12.
But no matter who wins, one thing is for sure- Fans worldwide will be watching live on television. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a ticket and join in on the excitement.