Kudos to the NFL for allowing the Super Bowl to return to New Orleans for the first time since Hurrincane Katrina ravaged the city. The league announced on Wednesday that the 2013 edition of its championship game will be played at the Superdome for a 10th time.
Hosting to the game will have an esitmated $400 million impact on the city.
"I think this is a great statement about the spirit of the people of New Orleans and the great relationship the NFL and the Saints have with that community," Goodell said.
"We're just thrilled about what's going on," Saints owner Tom Benson said. "We're getting a new Superdome, now we're getting a Super Bowl. New Orleans is back."
As someone that has been the city for many occasions - Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Sugar Bowl, New Year's Eve, and Halloween, it is great to see the city get a boost. There is no other place like New Orleans in the world. The history and culture of the city often get lost in the Bourbon Street party, but that does not mean it shouldn't be appreciated. Plus, the food is off the hook!
I am not that crazy about the Superdome and most fans would probably prefer for it to be in Southern Florida, but I am glad the league went in this direction.